Former Oiler Tommy Salo sentenced to 2 months in prison for aggravated drunk driving
Edmonton Oilers goalie Tommy Salo reaches for a shot against the Florida Panthers during the first period of NHL play in Edmonton on Jan. 13, 2004 (CP Photo/John Ulan)
EDMONTON -- Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Tommy Salo has been sentenced to two months in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated drunk driving, according to Swedish media reports.
Salo, 49, drove into the centre railing of a major highway on Aug. 11 and was later found to have a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit, according to a report from Sweden's public broadcaster.
Salo said he intends to appeal and that he intends to quit drinking, according to a Facebook post from the goaltender.
The netminder played 548 NHL games including parts of six seasons with the Oilers where he was the team's starting goaltender in the early 2000s and was twice named an NHL all-star.
He also played for the New York Islanders and Colorado Avalanche during his NHL career and retired in 2007 after returning to play in his home country.
He frequently represented Sweden in international competition including the World Juniors, World Championships and Olympics where he was part of its gold-medal winning team in 1994.