Tobias Salmelainen

Tobias Salmelainen

Player Agent

FHPA Certified Player Agent

Tobias (“Toby”) joined the Acme team in May of 2014 after working as one of the coaches of the Espoo Blues U18 hockey team in Espoo, Finland.  Prior to coaching, Toby spent eight years playing professional hockey in Finland and Denmark.

Born and raised in Espoo, Toby began playing hockey at a young age.  He made his way to the U.S. to play high school prep hockey for Avon Old Farms in Connecticut.  While at Avon, he captained the 2004 New England Championship team.   Toby returned to Finland in 2005 to play one year of junior hockey before beginning his professional career with HIFK Helsinki. He also played for Jokerit Helsinki, Assat Pori and Espoo Blues in the Finnish Elite League.

Toby’s responsibilities with Acme consist of scouting, recruiting, player development, client services and negotiating European contracts.

A former Acme client, Toby’s knowledge from coaching and playing professional hockey allows him to better understand the needs of each client. Toby is fluent in Finnish, English, and German.  Toby resides in Helsinki, Finland and received his postgraduate degree in Sport Management from the the Johan Cruyff Institute.