Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barry Salovaara
Defenceman John Salovaara played parts of two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the mid 70s. He was an offensive minded player who spent the bulk of his pro career in the minors.

Born in Cooksville, Ontario, Salovaara played junior with the St. Catharines Black Hawks of the OHA. He then spent several years in the EHL, CHL and AHL before playing 27 NHL games for Detroit in 1974-75. He was eventually returned to Virginia of the AHL but made the team and played 63 games the next years before injuries forced him to retire.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 47 3 13 16 67 7 0 2 2 8
1966-67 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 48 7 18 25 99 6 1 1 2 4
1967-68 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 38 6 20 26 96
1968-69 Greensboro Generals EHL 57 6 15 21 106 8 0 1 1 19
1968-69 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 4 0 1 1 8
1969-70 Greensboro Generals EHL 74 11 35 46 141 16 1 13 14 45
1970-71 Greensboro Generals EHL 72 15 53 68 95 9 0 7 7 29
1971-72 Fort Worth Wings CHL 34 3 14 17 42
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 36 0 13 13 36
1972-73 Virginia Wings AHL 76 4 26 30 92 13 3 1 4 16
1973-74 Baltimore Clippers AHL 70 8 25 33 95 9 1 5 6 22
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 0 2 2 18 -11
1974-75 Virginia Wings AHL 43 2 17 19 50 5 1 0 1 7
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 2 11 13 52 -7
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 6 1 3 4 14
1976-1978 Klagenfurter AC Austria 64 22 31 53 115
1977-78
1978-79 KooVee Tampere Finland 35 7 7 14 51
NHL Totals 90 2 13 15 70


Traded to Detroit (Tidewater-AHL) by Chicago (Greensboro-EHL) for cash, June 15, 1971.
Statistics for KAC Klagenfurt (Austria) represent combined totals for 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons.
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