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TONY SALMELAINEN #42
Left Wing
Born: Aug 8, 1981
Espoo, FIN
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 185 lbs
Shoots: Right
Edmontonís 3rd choice (2nd round), 41st overall, in 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
 CURRENT STATUS: In Minors

 
Tony Salmelainen #42
 OILERS' STATS:
 REGULAR SEASON STATS:
 SEASON:
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
 2003-04*
10
0
1
1
4
 TOTAL:
10
0
1
1
4
 PLAYOFF STATS:
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
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 * - Stats updated through December 30, 2003.
Career Highlights: Played last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), recording 14g-19a-33pts and 14 PIM in 67 regular season games ...also played in 17 playoff games last season for the Bulldogs recording 6g-8a-14pts ...played for Ilves Tampere of Finland in 2001-02, appearing in 49 regular season games, recording 10g-9a-19pts and 6 PIM ...also appeared in 3 playoff games for Ilves Tampere, going scoreless.
2003-04 Season: Assigned to Toronto (AHL) 05-Oct-03 ...made Roadrunners debut Oct. 10/03 vs. Milwaukee ...recorded first goal as a Roadrunner Oct. 13/03 vs. Hamilton ...Recalled from Toronto (AHL) 30-Oct-03 ...Assigned to Toronto (AHL) November 28, 2003.
 
Scouting Report (from TSN):
Assets: Has a goal-scorer's mentality, soft hands and great speed. Is tenacious and feisty, despite his smallish frame. 
Flaws: Will need to improve his overall strength in order to compete at the NHL level. Needs to work on his play without the puck.
Career potential: Second-line winger.
Preseason projected role: Salmelainen's offensive potential could be a welcome addition to the Edmonton lineup, though he'll probably spend at least a few more games down on the farm before settling into the Oilers lineup.