Monday Sep 19, 2022

Episode 15: Tommy Salo - A gold medalists view on junior hockey as a player, coach and GM

Tommy Salo is someone that needs very little introduction.  From growing up in a small torn of Surahammar and his path from playing with older players as a youth hockey athlete and how his success drove his focus at age 15 to go to hockey gymnasium in Vasteras.  Tommy spend over a decade as a international team goalie in both juniors and Sweden's Olympic and world cup teams.  One of the most iconic goaltenders in Swedish history with an Olympic and World Championship gold medals.

We talk about his rapid rise in the ranks and how he got a call ion a hotel room telephone during vacation in Florida that he was drafted to the Islanders.

 

We also talk about his views on junior hockey players and specific players such as Filip Forsberg as a GM and how Sweden's system has a proven history of producing top level players in the world.

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