Thread: Prospect Info: Miikka Salomaki, LW, 52nd Overall
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06-26-2011, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SLake View Post
Our AHL affiliate in Milwaukee should be pretty well stocked next season, so I really don't think there's much question as to whether Salomaki returns to play in Finland next season. Depending on how far along he comes in his development during next season though might determine whether or not the Preds bring him over then.

I'd say at this point he's 2-3 years from NHL ready. Two years from seeing NHL action if he comes over either this summer or next and three years if he stays two more years in Finland.
I think Salomäki will be the first Finn from 2011 draft to play in the NHL. But if he does what seems to be the trend for Finnish players and gets his military service out of the way before leaving he'll be in Finland for atleast 2-3 years.

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