Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
Kari Lehtonen
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KariLehtonen
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
CATCHES: Left
WEIGHT: 210
BIRTHDATE: 11/16/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, FIN
DRAFTED: ATL: 2002-2 overall
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Most Saves, Game:
49, vs. WSH on March 16, 2009
Most Shots Faced, Game: 50, vs. WSH on March 16, 2009

Most Goals Against, Game: 7 (3x), last at VAN on Jan. 24, 2011
Longest Shutout Sequence: 167:56, from Oct. 5-11, 2006
Longest Winning Streak: 7 games, from Oct. 7-25, 2011

Longest Unbeaten Streak: 8 games, from Feb. 24-March 11, 2011
Longest Losing Streak: 6 games, from Jan. 21-Feb. 3, 2006
First NHL Game: vs. FLA on March 19, 2004
First NHL Win: vs. FLA on March 19, 2004
First NHL Shutout: vs. FLA on March 27, 2004
Shootout History: 120 saves, 166 attempts (.723) (31-18 record)br /> Penalty Shot History: Stopped 9-of-11 (last was vs. PIT on Nov. 11, 2011, goal)br />
CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

2002: Atlanta’s first-round selection (2nd overall) in the NHL Entry Draft

Feb. 9, 2010: Acquired by Dallas from Atlanta for Ivan Vishnevskiy and the Stars’ fourth round pick
Kari Lehtonen (KAH-ree LEH-tuh-nehn) is entering his ninth NHL season and his fourth with the Dallas Stars. In his time with Dallas, Lehtonen has set career-highs in games played (69), wins (34), save percentage (.922), goals-against-average (2.33) and minutes played (4,119). He owns two of the top three franchise records for most saves in a single season (2010-11 & 2011-12), has the franchise record for most assists in a single season by a goaltender (6 in 2010-11) and this past season, represented Finland at the World Championships. Lehtonen is the highest-drafted European goaltender and the highest Finnish player ever selected in NHL history. He enters 2012- 13 three wins shy of tying Andy Moog for the seventh spot on the all-time franchise wins list (75).

Personal
  • Considers being a chef as his hidden talent
  • Favorite meal at home are twice-baked potatoes and steak
  • Lists his favorite vacation spot as the Turks and Caicos
  • Is an avid lover of animals, currently has four dogs