11:42 PM EDT, Fri September 04, 2015
Artic Ice Hockey Aug 14, 2015

FlightZone: Sami Salo Bids Farewell

May his retirement be less riddled with injuries. Longtime NHL defenceman and "Balls of Steel" inspiration Sami Salo has announced his retirement. After a playing career spanning 878 games, 339 points and three NHL teams (the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning), Salo was felled by the same wrist injury which caused him to lose the entire 2014-15 season. Happy trails, Sami. Drafted by the #Sens back in 1996, congrats to Sami Salo on a great career. #tbt pic.twitter.com/1PWD9y1fAo — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 13, 2015 Shoutout to Sami Salo on a...
The Province Aug 13, 2015
Botchford: Salo, who is retiring, was like an MVP for the Canucks

Botchford: Salo, who is retiring, was like an MVP for the Canucks

It was the eve of the 2010 post-season, and Sami Salo was officially listed day-to-day. That was by the Canucks’ website and head coach Alain Vigneault. Salo had just missed several practices, and two regular season games, making it his 38th career injury.
Nucks Misconduct Aug 13, 2015

Vaya Con Dios Sami Salo

The Finnish defenseman calls it a career. Sami Salo, the oft-injured and battle-tested blueliner, has hung up his skates: Salo last played in the 2013-14 season with Tampa Bay, but missed the final two games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. He again missed time during the Lightning’s four-game defeat at the hands of the Canadiens that season, missing the final two games of Montreal’s series sweep.Salo confirmed to Ilta-Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper, that he could no longer play in the NHL. "Hand is what it is," Salo said. "(I am) no longer able to play. Not hockey, not...

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