2011 IIHF Gold Medalist Anssi Salmela of Avangard Omsk scores his first career KHL goal.
Avangard Omsk have confirmed the signing of the Finnish defender Anssi Salmela, according to the official site of the Russian club. Last season the 26-year-old Finn played 48 matches for the New Jersey Devils, scoring 7 (1+6) points and recording 14 penalty minutes with a plus/minus statistics of -11. In the summer Salmela did not
“They knew the importance of the game. They wanted to win the game as badly as we did but we played the way we wanted to and our goalie played awesome,” said Czech forward Martin Havlat. Milan Michalek and Jaromir Jagr scored for the Czechs while Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves. Anssi Salmela scored Finland’s
In many more words: this was brilliant. Kovalchuk’s first shot on the shift got deflected wide, but he kept it alive. Andy Greene and Anssi Salmela did well to keep the play alive while Kovalchuk circled back to the left side. A Ranger (Derek Stepan?) dropped his stick, opening the lane for Greene to make
The New Jersey Devils found an unlikely star in Anssi Salmela to sustain their playoff drive. The defenseman scored his first goal of the season 3:09 into overtime in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Salmela took a feed from Mattias Tedenby and drilled a shot past Al Montoya
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When he was placed on waivers Jan. 13, defenseman Anssi Salmela felt some momentary bitterness towards the Devils and general manager Lou Lamoriello. But it didn’t last long. “The day you’re put on waivers, you do,” Salmela said honestly. “There are so many thoughts in your mind. “But I won’t say I have hard feelings against the
New Jersey Devils defensemen Anssi Salmela deflects Florida Panthers right wing Evgeny Dadonov’s shot during Sundays match between the two teams at the Prudential Center.
Defenseman Anssi Salmela has reclaimed No. 29, which he wore last season and was being worn by Olivier Magnan (who was sent down last week). Salmela to be activated for Wednesday’s game against Phoenix after recovering from off-season surgery to repair a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his right knee. Click Here To
For the first time since he underwent surgery on May 28 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee, defenseman Anssi Salmela practiced with the full Devils team. Salmela, who hurt his knee playing for Finland in the LG Games in Sweden, is hopeful of returning faster than expected. Click