Tommy Salo convicted and sentenced to prison for drunk driving

2021 is off to a rough start for Edmonton Oilers goaltenders, it now appears the bad luck is turning it's attention to former goalies as well. Former Oiler and Olympic Gold Medalist Tommy Salo has been convicted for aggravated drunk driving and sentenced to two months in prison in his home country of Sweden. 

The incident occurred on August 11th, 2020, when Salo crashed his car into the middle railing on the E18 highway near Koping in Sweden. Police arrived at the scene to find Salo sleeping in his car and was later found with a blood/alcohol level of 3.06%. According to several Swedish news outlets, Salo told police that he "stopped while driving several times by the roadside to take shots." The lawyer for Tommy Salo says he will appeal the conviction, as Salo has no previous criminal charges on his record.

Tommy Salo played for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche during his NHL career. He was a two-time All-Star for the Oilers and won the gold medal in the 1994 Olympics for team Sweden. Salo retired from the NHL in 2007.

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