Jere Sallinen

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Jere Sallinen
Born (1990-10-26) October 26, 1990 (age 25)
Espoo, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Espoo Blues
HPK Hämeenlinna
Örebro HK
Jokerit
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 163rd overall, 2009
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2008–present

Jere Sallinen (born October 26, 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey winger who is currently under contract to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 6th round (163rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. His older brother Tomi also plays professional hockey in Europe.

Playing career[edit]

Sallinen played youth hockey within the Espoo Blues organization, before making his senior debut with the club in the 2007–08 season. Sallinen was a late round selection in the 2009 NHL draft for the Minnesota Wild, however opted to continue his professional career in Europe. In the midst of his fifth season with Espoo, while still attempting to establish himself at the SM-liiga level, he was loaned to fellow Finnish club, HPK to finish out the 2011–12 season.[1]

On May 2, 2012, Sallinen made the move to HPK permanent from the Blues on a two-year deal.[2] He responded instantly to his new club in breaking out with a career high 15 goals and 42 points in 57 games for the 2012–13 season. In the final year of his contract with HPK, Sallinen was unable to reproduce his offensive presence from the previous campaign and was a late season transfer candidate in agreeing to move to the Swedish Hockey League with Örebro HK on February 21, 2014.

After 6 games and helping Örebro HK avoid relegation, Sallinen as a free agent agreed to sign with Finnish Kontinental Hockey League entrant, Jokerit on a two-year deal on April 14, 2014.[3] Over two seasons with Jokerit, Sallinen appeared in 98 regular season KHL games with the club for 34 points.

Following Jokerit's surprise first round defeat to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the 2015–16 season, Sallinen as a free agent agreed to pursue an NHL career in signing a one-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on March 13, 2016.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Espoo Blues Jr. A 36 11 19 30 94 3 0 2 2 8
2007–08 Espoo Blues SM-l 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Espoo Blues Jr. A 9 1 2 3 31
2009–10 Espoo Blues Jr. A 6 5 3 8 10
2009–10 Espoo Blues SM-l 38 5 6 11 18 3 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Espoo Blues SM-l 55 6 8 14 28 11 1 0 1 10
2010–11 Espoo Blues Jr. A 3 5 0 5 4
2011–12 Espoo Blues SM-l 21 1 2 3 39
2011–12 Jokipojat Mestis 15 4 5 9 4
2011–12 HPK SM-l 11 1 2 3 2
2012–13 HPK SM-l 57 15 27 42 30 5 1 1 2 6
2013–14 HPK Liiga 51 5 14 19 88
2013–14 Örebro HK SHL 6 2 1 3 0
2014–15 Jokerit KHL 48 8 7 15 28 10 1 3 4 6
2015–16 Jokerit KHL 50 8 11 19 79 6 0 0 0 8
Liiga totals 239 33 59 92 207 19 2 3 5 18
KHL totals 98 16 18 34 107 16 1 3 4 14
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Minsk

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Finland WJC18 6th 6 2 1 3 31
2010 Finland WJC 5th 2 0 0 0 0
2014 Finland WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 8 2 1 3 31
Senior totals 9 0 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sallinen loaned to HPK for duration of season" (in Finnish). Espoo Blues. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  2. ^ "HPK agree contract with four players". HPK. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Helenius and Sallinen sign contracts". Jokerit. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Oilers sign Sallinen". Edmonton Oilers. 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 

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