(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Robin Salo, Finland

By Chapin Landvogt
Robin Salo - Team Finland - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Robin Salo was chosen by Jokerit in the third round of the 2015 KHL Draft, and he is also a prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)



Team Finland has so far turned in an impressive showing at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, running the table in Group B after blanking previously undefeated Russia by a 3-0 score on Wednesday. Even before the win over Russia, Finland was guaranteed a slot in the tournament’s semi-final round.

One of the more active Finnish defensemen at this tournament has been Robin Salo, who also is serving as an alternate captain for his team. While Salo hasn’t racked up the points to this point of the tournament – he has netted one goal in three games – he isn’t shy about joining the rush and has displayed a good shot from the point.

Salo plays for the Vaasa Sport organization in Finland, spending most of the 2014-15 season with the U20 Junior A club. In 45 games for that team, Salo scored 10 goals and added 16 assists for 26 points to go along with 32 penalty minutes. He also received his first action in Finland’s top league, Liiga, going scoreless in four games for Sport.

Hockey’s Future spoke with Salo after his country’s win over Slovakia, with that conversation being captured in this HF video.

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