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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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59