2007-08: Sateri was the No. 2 ranked European goaltender heading into his draft, with his draft stock rising exponentially at the last World Junior Championships. Originally slated as the backup for team Finland, Sateri worked his way into a tandem role and was the starter for their pivotal quarterfinal match against Team Canada. Sateri was outstanding in that game, making 29 saves on 32 shots, in a losing effort. Nevertheless his role in Finland’s sixth-place finish didn’t go unnoticed. Sateri established himself as the top Finnish goalie among the 1989-born goalies at a young age and was teamed with Helenius on the WJC team in the Czech Republic. Sateri went 13-17-0 with Tappara Tampere Jr. (FIN-Jr), claiming one shutout and a 2.99 goals against average.
2008-09: Sateri made his debut in the SM-Liiga in 2008-2009, appearing in 22 games with Tappara. His 6-12-3 record may have left some hoping for more, but Sateri’s .921 save percentage and 2.30 GAA only proved that Sateri has what it takes to be a starter in the SM-Liiga. Sateri also appeared in the World Junior Championship, appearing in two games for Team Finland.
2009-10: Sateri played for Tappara Tampere in Finland. Following a strong rookie campaign for Tappara, Sateri took the reigns for his SM-Liiga squad, appearing in 49 games. With increased playing time came a slight dip in Sateri’s stats. He still managed a .915 save percentage and GAA of 2.73, while maintaining a 21-22-4 record. In 9 playoff games with Tappara, Sateri saw his game slip a little, dropping his save percentage to .896 and his GAA to 2.83.
2010-11: Sateri made his North American pro debut – playing in seven AHL games with Worcester after completing the season with Tappara Tampere in Finland's SM-Liiga. He was 1-4 with one of the losses coming in overtime and had a 2.56 GAA and .918 save percentage for Worcester. Sateri skated in 37 of 68 games for Tappara, sharing the goaltending duties with former HIFK prospect Jani Nieminen. He finished the season 9-19-8 with 2 shutouts and had a 2.96 GAA and .910 save percentage. Tappara finished 11th in the 14-team league; missing the playoffs.
2011-12: Sateri struggled to start his rookie season in the AHL but still managed to start a little more than half of Worchester's games putting up solid numbers due a late season surge as the Finish-born netminder adjusted to the game. He had a record of 15-20-1 along with a 2.86 goals against average and a.908 save percentage in 38 AHL starts.
Sateri has the calm demeanor, work ethic and character to be a solid back-up goalie with some upside but can't really carry a team at this time. The smart butterfly goalie has trouble with his timing when going down too early and learning to read the play. He needs to continue to adjust to the angles of the smaller ice surface, has to increase his lateral speed and the quicker speed of play at the professional level.
Sateri will have stiff competition in Worcester with the all goaltenders trying to step-up their games for the starting job in the coming season.