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Anssi Salmela
Anssi Salmela
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 13, 1984
Birthplace: Nokia, Finland
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, May 30, 2008


Returned to NJD lineup February 19 at Tampa Bay; is in third stint with NHL Devils this season...Recalled from Lowell (AHL) Wednesday; was first among d'men/tied for fourth on squad with 8g-15a-23pts...Recorded two assists November 23 at Tampa Bay...Posted first career point with assist November 12 vs. NY Rangers...Joined T. Blomqvist, H. Kamppuri, T. Levo, O. Malmivaara, J. Ojanen, T. Pihlman, J. Porvari, R. Ruotsalainen and E. Tikkanen as NJD's Finnish-born players...Recorded 16g-16a-32pts while appearing in all 56 games with Tappara (Fin.) in 2007-08...Sixteen goals were tops among d'men in league...Returned to Tappara after spending nearly two years with Pelicans (Fin.)...Previously played two-plus seasons with Tappara beginning in 2003-04...Finnish League totals show 36g-42a-78pts and 208 penalty minutes in 226 appearances...Teammates included former Devil Ojanen and prospect V. Sopanen...Represented Finland at the 2004 World Junior Championship and 2008 World Championships.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59