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Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
Goaltender  - DAL
(LEH-tuh-nehn, KAH-ree)
Number: 32
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 205
Catches: Left
Born: Nov 16, 1983  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Acquired: Acquired by Dallas from Atlanta in exchange for D Ivan Vishnevskiy and the Stars’ 2010 fourth round pick on Feb. 9, 2010.
Drafted: ATL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (2nd overall)
2014-15 SEASON

Finished the 2014-15 campaign with a 34-17-10 record, a .903 save percentage and a 2.94 goals against average in 65 games … Matched a career-high and finished tied for ninth in the NHL with 34 wins … Reached the 30-win plateau for the fourth time in the last five seasons and the fifth time in his career … Is one of five active NHL goaltenders to post at least 30 wins in four of the last five seasons (including fellow Stars netminder Antti Niemi) … Matched a career-best five shutouts which was tied for eighth in the League … Shared second among all NHL goaltenders with three assists (0-3=3) … Registered 35-plus saves in 10 games, posting a record of 8-2-0 in those contests … Earned a point in each of his first eight starts of the season, posting a 4-0-4 record in the month of October … Posted a point in six consecutive games from Dec. 27 – Jan. 8, logging a 4-0-2 record … Recorded a season-long four-game win streak twice from Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 and Feb. 8 – 17 … Logged a season-high 43 saves in a 6-3 win over Vancouver on Oct. 21 … Appeared in his 500th career NHL game on March 13 at Washington, turning aside 18 of 20 shots for the win … Recorded nine consecutive road wins from Jan. 29 – March 25, becoming the first goaltender in Dallas Stars history to post nine-straight wins on the road.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Won the bronze medal with Team Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, posting a .935 SV% in two contests … Represented Finland at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, recording a 2-2 record with one shutout, a 2.85 GAA and a .894 SV% … Won the silver medal at the 2007 IIHF World Championship with Team Finland, posting a 4-2 record with a 1.93 GAA and a .913 SV% in six tournament contests … Won a bronze medal at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship, logging a .923 SV% and a 2.19 GAA with two shutouts in six appearances … Posted a 4-2-0 record with a 1.17 GAA in six games for Team Finland at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship where he won a bronze medal … Appeared in one game with Finland at the 2001 IIHF World Junior Championship, posting a 1-0-0 record and allowing just two goals, winning a silver medal at the tournament … Also skated for Team Finland at the 2001 IIHF U18 World Championship, posting a 3-1-0 record with a 1.90 GAA en route to a bronze medal … Won the gold medal with Team Finland at the 2000 IIHF U18 World Championship, posting a 5-0-1 record with one shutout and a 1.76 GAA. is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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