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Otto
Salin

Otto Salin is a very confident defenseman, using his strong skating and offensive mindset to drive play up ice. When he has the puck on his stick, he is very calm regardless of what end of the ice he’s in. There’s a patience in his game that allows him to slow the game down and…

Date of Birth
March 7, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Helsinki, FIN  
Shoots
Right
Weight
187 lbs
Draft Result
5/148 (LAK)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 2/22 Salin Otto 23816 – Canada vs. Finland WJC-18 by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Jan 27/22 Salin Otto 23300 – KalPa vs. HIFK LIIGA by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Oct 8/21 Salin Otto 22573 – SaiPa vs. HIFK U20 SM-sarja by FCHockey Staff View Report
Oct 2/21 Salin Otto 22537 – Jukurit vs. HIFK LIIGA by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report
Sep 15/21 Salin Otto 22462 – HIFK vs. Tappara LIIGA by FCHockey Staff View Report
Sep 2/21 Salin Otto 22418 – Finland vs. Sweden HLINKA by Rasmus Tornqvist View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 HIFK liiga 20 1 5 6 0.3 7 2
2022-2023 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 HIFK liiga 6 0 1 1 0.17 1 2
2021-2022 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 11 4 8 12 1.09 12 10
2020-2021 HIFK U20 u20-sm-sarja 19 3 7 10 0.53 0 8
2019-2020 Jokerit U18 u18-sm-sarja 28 4 9 13 0.46 4
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Otto Salin is a very confident defenseman, using his strong skating and offensive mindset to drive play up ice. When he has the puck on his stick, he is very calm regardless of what end of the ice he’s in. There’s a patience in his game that allows him to slow the game down and give himself the space and time he needs to make plays. He does have the ability to move up ice with possession quickly, passing the puck off as needed to ensure his team can enter the offensive zone with possession. He is also very creative when he is forced to dump the puck in, sending the puck into the corner at angles that allow his teammates a chance to win the race there. Other times, he isn’t afraid to make risky plays and his confidence seems to be endless — which sometimes doesn’t necessarily always work in his favor. There’s some promising defensive habits in his game that make him adequate at defending, but he has a few areas that would make him more effective in this area. Using his stick to take away passing lanes is something he would benefit from. This will come with better anticipation and processing of the play around him. He also needs to build up his physicality more as he can be outmatched at times against larger opponents. If he can add strength and improve his physical play then he will limit any potential issues that may arise when he tries to engage in puck battles or in boxing opponents out for rebounds. An injury during the season caused him to miss some time so he may fall a bit under the radar as far as what his true potential is. The mobility and the poise Salin displays with the puck will really jump out to scouts and they may see him as a future fixture on their blue line in multiple situations.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide