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