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Tommy Salo

Born:Feb. 1, 1971Draft:1993 Islanders #118 Overall
Hometown:Surahammar, SwedenPosition:Goalie
Known For:1994 Olympic Gold MedalCatches:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Retired

Tommy Mikael Salo (born Feb. 1, 1971) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender and former general manager of Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York IslandersEdmonton Oilers, and Colorado Avalanche and previously served as head coach of IK Oskarshamn.

On the international stage, Salo represented Sweden on many occasions, winning an Olympic Gold Medal in 1994 and a World Championship in 1998. Salo was an all-star netminder in the NHL and the International Hockey League (IHL), whose medals and records make him one of his country’s most decorated goalies.

Tommy Salo Edmonton Oilers
NHL fans fondly remember Tommy Salo from his days with the Edmonton Oilers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Tommy Salo Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Mar. 20, 1999 Eighth-Round Pick 1999
(Radek Martinek)
Mats Lindgren
Mar. 8, 2004Sixth-Round Pick 2005
(Justin Mercier)
Tom Gilbert

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Kungälvs IK – Head Coach (2007 – 2010)
  • IK Oskarshamn – Head Coach (2009)
  • IK Oskarshamn – General Manager (2011)
  • Leksands IF – General Manager (2010 – 2015)
  • Leksands IF – Assistant Coach (2011-12)
  • Hedemora SK – Head Coach (2019-20)

Achievements

  • J20 SM Gold Medal (1990)
  • Olympic All-Star Team (1994)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (1994)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (1994)
  • 1994-1995
  • IHL Best GAA – James Norris Trophy (1995)
  • IHL First All-Star Team (1995)
  • IHL Most Valuable Player – James Gatschne Trophy (1995)
  • IHL Rookie of the Year – Garry F. Longman Trophy (1995)
  • IHL Turner Cup Champion (1995)
  • IHL Best GAA – James Norris Trophy (1996)
  • IHL First All-Star Team (1996)
  • IHL Playoffs MVP – Bud Poile Trophy (1996)
  • IHL Turner Cup Champion (1996)
  • Sweden All-Star Team (1997)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (1997)
  • World Championship Best Goaltender (1997)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (1997)
  • Sweden All-Star Team (1998)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (1998)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (1998)
  • Sweden All-Star Team (1999)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (1999)
  • World Championship Best Goaltender (1999)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (1999)
  • NHL All-Star Game (2000)
  • Sweden All-Star Team (2000)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2001)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2002)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2003)
  • Elitserien SM Silver Medal (2006)

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