Leigh Salters

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Leigh Salters
Born (1989-03-27) March 27, 1989 (age 28)
London, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team
Former teams
Cardiff Devils
Braehead Clan
Nottingham Panthers
Worcester Sharks
Syracuse Crunch
Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Leigh Salters (born March 27, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Cardiff Devils in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).[1]

Prior to turning professional, Salters played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm and London Knights.[2] featuring in 250 games, where he scored 34 goals and assisted on 50 others whilst being assessed 379 PIM

In the summer of 2010, San Jose Sharks invited Salters to their pre-season training camp, where he was assigned to their AHL team, Worcester Sharks before being traded to Syracuse Crunch in the AHL where he registered 3 points in 52 games and picked up 111 penalty minutes. He was assessed 17 fighting majors during the season trying to cement his position on the roster for next season.

At the end of the 2010-11 season, he was released and was subsequently signed by Florida Everblades in the ECHL on May 9, where he would spend the next two seasons, being called up to the Charlotte Checkers once.

Over the two seasons, he would play in 97 games, he would contribute 29 goals and 28 assists whilst picking up 188 penalty minutes. He fought 15 times over his two seasons in the ECHL,

On June 10, 2013, the Nottingham Panthers of the EIHL announced the signing of Salters for the upcoming season. During his time in England, Salters picked up the Nottingham Panthers Supporters Club Player of the Month award for September along with Most Entertaining Player of the Season. He played in 58 games and scored 26 goals and 33 assists whilst picking up 124 penalty minutes.

For the start of the 2014/15 season Salters signed with Glasgow based club, the Braehead Clan. Wearing the number 24, Leigh established himself as one of the top hard-hitting forwards in the EIHL by picking up a total of 50 Penalty in Minutes during the month of October alone.[3] On January 17th 2015, Salters scored the 4th goal in a 6-2 win over Gardiner conference rivals Dundee Stars, which was the Braehead Clan's 1,000th goal in all EIHL competitions.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Guelph Storm OHL 49 2 6 8 60 13 0 0 0 10
2006–07 Guelph Storm OHL 56 0 5 5 97 3 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Guelph Storm OHL 59 10 11 21 92 8 0 0 0 6
2008–09 Guelph Storm OHL 12 1 4 5 13 - - - - -
2008–09 London Knights OHL 24 3 3 6 41 14 2 1 3 12
2009–10 London Knights OHL 56 18 21 39 76 10 4 3 7 19
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 1 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 52 1 2 3 111
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 44 14 11 25 110 13 4 0 4 29
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 53 15 17 32 78 7 1 3 4 2
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 58 26 33 59 124 2 0 0 0 2
OHL totals 250 34 50 84 379 48 6 4 10 53
ECHL totals 97 29 28 57 188 20 5 3 8 31
AHL totals 54 1 2 3 113
EIHL totals 58 26 33 59 124 2 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEWS: SALTERS WANTS TO SEE SCOTTISH IMPACT". Braehead Clan. 2014-07-19. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  2. ^ "Leigh Salters player profile". American Hockey League. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Salters player profile". Elite Ice Hockey League. 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  4. ^ "MILESTONE: 1000 EIHL GOALS". Braehead Clan. 2015-01-17. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 

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