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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.


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