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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 31)
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)
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).

  • 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


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