Mikkelin Jukurit

Fantasy Summary

Large-framed, positionally-sound goalie who covers angles well and controls rebounds. Undrafted netminder has shown a strong upward trajectory in development recently.


Observations

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Salminen signed his entry-level contract on May 6th after compiling quite a successful season in Liiga. His development took a monstrous leap forward in the professional ranks of Finland. The Jukurit workhorse appeared in a whopping 55 games, sporting a .920 save percentage, while leading the league in wins, saves, and shutouts. Next season will be the real test for the young netminder, as he competes for a spot within the Jets organization.  The Jets have some decent depth in the crease, and should he not impress at camp, he can still compete in Liiga on loan where he was arguably the best goalie in the league. With Comrie’s status a question mark based on his contract status, neither Berdin nor Holm are elite options and Salminen has the opportunity to step in and be a major contributor at the AHL level.  It remains to be seen if his stellar year in Liiga can translate to success in North America or if this was a flash-in-the-pan for Salminen. One thing is for certain, he demonstrated a valuable toolset and his development has taken a steep trajectory with his performance, worthy of a contract. He will likely take some more seasoning in the minors or overseas before pursuing his fringe starter potential in the NHL.  Justin Kaye 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Titaanit U16U16 SM-sarja Q2 - .885|      
  Titaanit U16U16 Mestis7 - .894|      
  Titaanit U16U16 Suomi-sarja4 - .940|      
 2015-2016 Titaanit U18U18 Mestis Q14 - .912|      
  Titaanit U18U18 Suomi-sarja21 - .925|      
  Titaanit U20U20 Mestis2 - .815|      
 2016-2017 Titaanit U20U20 Mestis29 - .905|Relegation1 3.03 .917
  TitaanitSuomi-sarja0 - -|      
  KooKoo U20U20 SM-sarja1 4.11 .857|      
 2017-2018 KooKoo U18U18 SM-sarja1 4.00 .902|Playoffs5 2.00 .952
  KooKoo U20U20 SM-sarja38