Saros with the Nashville Predators in 2017
19 April 1995|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
99th overall, 2013|
Juuse Saros (born 19 April 1995) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Juice", Saros was selected by the Predators in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Saros was born in Forssa but grew up in Hämeenlinna. He played his entire youth career and first three professional seasons with hometown club, HPK of the Liiga. On 16 June 2015, he was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators, having been drafted by Nashville in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Saros was named to the 2012–13 Jr. A SM-Liiga All-Star Team and was a member of Team Finland at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships where he was named the tournament's Best Goaltender.
Saros was on the Finland Team in the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Championships.
Saros made his NHL debut on 28 November 2015, against the Buffalo Sabres. He won his first NHL game on 22 October 2016, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Saros recorded his first NHL shutout on 30 December 2016, making 25 saves against the St. Louis Blues. He set a franchise record for the most saves in a shutout on 14 December 2017, making 46 saves against the Edmonton Oilers.
On 16 July 2018, he was re-signed by the Predators to a three-year, $4.5 million contract.
Regular season and playoffs
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|2012 Czech Republic/Slovakia|
Awards and honours
|Jr. A SM-Liiga All-Star Team||2012–13|||
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- "Preds Sign Goaltender Juuse Saros to Three-Year Contract". NHL.com. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
- "U20 SM-liiga All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database