View Full Version : Sami Salo has special ritual to salute late father

Coach Selly
07-23-2012, 11:10
For Lightning defenseman Sami Salo, every game begins the same, with a glance to the sky and a silent salute.

The ritual is for his father.

Toivo Salo was 52 in 1995 when he died of stomach cancer, weeks before his 20-year-old son played his first professional game for TPS Turku, his hometown team in Finland.

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