2017 NHL Entry Draft

Robin Salo




Previous Team: Vaasa Sport (Liiga)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 69

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0¾ • Weight: 187 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Oct. 13, 1998 • Hometown: Vaasa, Finland

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Vaasa (Finland U16/U18/U20); Kokkola (Mestis)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by London (Round 2, No. 116 Overall)
KHL Draft: 2015 by Helsinki Jokerit (Round 3, No. 76 Overall)
Finland Liiga Debut: Feb. 26, 2015 (Vaasa vs. Tampere Tappara)
First Liiga Goal: Oct. 18, 2016 (Vaasa at Kuopio)

Positionally Sound and Reads the Play Well
His Major-Junior Rights Owned by London

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Solid, well-built defenseman, but scouts wonder about ceiling." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Shows consistency and good decision-making in both ends. Works well at the offensive end of the rink, sees the ice well, and generated good scoring chances, thanks to his smart passes as well as high hockey sense." (Jakub Bazant, ISS Scout)

• "Played a ton for one of the top teams this past season, and while he may not have great skating skills or flashy offensive tools, his smarts, competitiveness and poise grew on the scouting community as the season went on." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He moves the puck well on the power play and likes to shoot from the point. His shot doesn't have as much power as you'd like him to have, but he finds ways to get the puck through to the net. Feet need to get better, and there is nothing that really stood out for us to make think he should be a highly ranked player." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's a good passer and finds the open man successfully. Likes to shoot, but must find a way to be more efficient with his attempts. Has good balance, footwork, and pivots. Average foot speed and acceleration limit his game and upside somewhat. Has a good defensive skill set and takes the body well. Occasional lapses in defensive anticipation, but overall plays a steady and dependable game." (Red Line Report)