Prior to the Admirals game yesterday, Miikka Salomäki was recalled by the Nashville Predators after both James Neal and Eric Nystrom were placed on injured reserve. He made his official NHL debut in Nashville last night as the Predators beat the Stars in overtime 3-2. Not only that, but Salomäki was able to mark the occasion with his first career NHL goal.
On the night Salomäki had a total of 10:49 of ice time, recorded a goal from four shots, and had a game best seven hits. He had the following to say after the game:
“I have no words,” said Miikka Salomäki. “It was just an awesome feeling. I think you can imagine it. It has been a dream for me to play in the NHL and to have my first game and first goal is so fun.”
There’s no telling just how long of a stay Salomäki will have up in the NHL. What’s certain is that he made the absolute most out of his NHL debut. Having watched his relentless play as an Admiral. I wouldn’t have expected anything less.