7 Sami Salminen
7 Sami Salminen
Height: 6-4
Weight: 222
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Helsinki, Finland
Position: F
Previous Team: Wichita Falls (NAHL)

2016-17 (Senior): Skated in 23 games, recording six points (1g-5a) ... Finished second on the team in face-off percentage (.554) and third in face-off wins (153) ... Scored first goal of season, and first since Feb. 27, 2015, against Lake Superior State Jan. 13 ... Also took a season-high five shots in that contest ... Posted a season-best +1 rating seven times ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the All-Academic Team.

2015-16 (Junior): Played in 14 games, missing significant time due to injury ... Notched an assist in the season opener at Wisconsin Oct. 9 ... Picked up second assist against Alabama-Huntsville Feb. 20 ... Posted a season-best +1 rating in three games and fired a season-high five shots against Alabama-Huntsville Feb. 19 ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Appeared in 29 games, totaling 12 points (6g-6a) ... Netted two points (1g-1a) against Bowling Green Dec. 5 ... Recorded a season-high three points (1g-2a) at Penn State Jan. 23 ... Scored 4:49 into overtime to send the Wildcats past Alaska-Anchorage, 3-2, Jan. 31 ... Netted season-best two goals at Lake Superior State Feb. 27 ... Finished a season-best +3 at Penn State Jan. 23 and sent a season-high three shots on net four times ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

2013-14 (Freshman): Skated in 29 games, registering 10 points (2g-8a) ... Was one of five Wildcat newcomers to reach the double digits in scoring ... Posted first collegiate point with an assist at Alaska-Fairbanks Nov. 1 ... Scored first collegiate goal, and added an assist, against Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 22 ... Netted points in three of Northern Michigan's four games from Nov. 22 to Nov. 30, posting four points (1g-3a) ... Notched assists on game-winning goals against Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 17 and against Lake Superior State Feb. 15 ... Finished a season-best +2 three times and sent a season-high four shots on net against Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 22.

Career Highs
Goals: 2 (Lake Superior State, 2/27/15)
Assists: 2, 2x (last at Penn State, 1/23/15)
Points: 3 (at Penn State, 1/23/15)
Plus/Minus: +3 (at Penn State, 1/23/15)
Point Streak: 3 (1g-3a, 1/3 to 1/17/14)
Multi-Point Games: 6

Before NMU: In 2012-13, played for the Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL), posting 27 points (13g-14a) in 27 games ... Spent 2011-12 with the Jokerit U20 team (Jr. A SM-liiga) and posted 45 points (21g-24a) in 41 games ... Spent 2007 to 2011 in the HIFK system, playing for its U16, U18 and U20 teams ... In 2010-11, recorded 36 points (15g-21a) in 30 U20 games for HIFK ... Also represented Finland in international competition at the U16, U17, U18 and U20 levels.

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