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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 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 40 10 16 -1 26
J. Jagr 43 9 16 -10 25
M. Cammalleri 35 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 37 6 14 -14 20
M. Zidlicky 47 4 16 -7 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 39 8 8 -7 16
S. Gomez 23 4 12 -5 16
S. Bernier 32 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 29 5 7 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 19 4 .920 2.41
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54