|Assets:||Is an excellent playmaker with good vision and enough size and reach to perform at the National Hockey League. Also holds his own defensively.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to add a little more bulk to his 6-2 frame in order to thrive at the highest level. Also, he needs to learn the nuances of the NHL game.|
|Career Potential:||Skilled playmaker with some upside.|
|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2014 (Finland)|
|7/01/2015||Signed by the St. Louis Blues to a three-year contract extension.|
|4/26/2015||Missed the last playoff game (lower body injury).|
|4/24/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/10/2015||Missed 6 games (concussion).|
|1/30/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/23/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/01/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a two-year contract.|
|6/01/2010||Signed by the St. Louis Blues to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|3/18/2009||Signed by the Peoria Rivermen (AHL).|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round (65th overall) in 2008.|
| 09/29/2015 1:03 PM
NewsLehtera will play in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
| 09/25/2015 7:15 PM
NewsLehtera elaborated on his ankle injury that required surgery in August, telling Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "It was a one-centimeter bone chip that was cutting the tendons like salami. It didn't feel that good."
| 09/24/2015 3:12 PM
NewsLehtera told reporters on Thursday that he is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from the ankle surgery he underwent in August.
| 09/19/2015 11:03 AM
NewsLehtera (ankle) has skated two or three times on his own as the Blues' open training camp, reports Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
| 09/09/2015 11:15 AM
NewsLehtera (ankle) is on schedule in his recovery from early August surgery and should be ready around the Blues' season opener, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
| 07/01/2015 2:26 PM
NewsLehtera signed a three-year, $14.1 million extension with the Blues on Wednesday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Blues center Jori Lehtera (concussion) will play Tuesday night. | 02/10/2015 2:56 PM
NewsBlues center Jori Lehtera (concussion) will play Tuesday night.
ImpactLehtera was dealing with a concussion, but is ready to return to the lineup. He has 30 points through 46 games this season, and should resume top-line duties.
Blues center Jori Lehtera is suffering from concussion symptoms according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. | 02/03/2015 3:39 PM
NewsBlues center Jori Lehtera is suffering from concussion symptoms according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
ImpactLehtera will miss his third straight game on Tuesday. With concussions like this, there is no way to tell how long he will be out. Paul Stastny will play with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz until Lehtera returns. Lehtera has nine goals and 21 assists in 46 games this season.
Blues center Jori Lehtera suffered an upper-body injury on Thursday and will not play in Friday's game against Carolina. | 01/30/2015 2:18 PM
NewsBlues center Jori Lehtera suffered an upper-body injury on Thursday and will not play in Friday's game against Carolina.
ImpactLehtera has been solid this season with nine goals and 21 assists along with a +15 rating. Paul Stastny is expected to center the line between Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.
Blues center Jori Lehtera recorded a hat trick on Tuesday against the Sabres. | 11/11/2014 10:58 PM
NewsBlues center Jori Lehtera recorded a hat trick on Tuesday against the Sabres.
ImpactLehtera scored on 3-of-his-5 shots and was plus-three. He has five goals and eight assists this season.
Blues center Jori Lehtera scored the team's lone goal in a loss to Nashville. | 11/09/2014 10:52 AM
NewsBlues center Jori Lehtera scored the team's lone goal in a loss to Nashville.
ImpactHe has gotten off to a solid start, and now has 11 points in 13 games, and is +7 overall.
Jori Lehtera's deal is worth $5.5 million | 07/01/2014 4:13 PM
NewsJori Lehtera's recently signed contract with St. Louis is worth $5.5 million over two years.
Chris Johnston on Twitter
ImpactLehtera has 12 goals and 32 assists in 48 KHL games in 2013-14. The 26-year-old forward has never played professional hockey in North America outside of a seven-game AHL stint in 2008-09, so he's a significant risk going into 2014-15. That being said, the Blues have suggested that he might play alongside Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, so it looks like he'll be given every opportunity to establish himself in the NHL.
Lehtera signs with Blues for 2014-15 | 07/01/2014 12:22 PM
NewsJori Lehtera has signed a contract with the St. Louis Blues.
ImpactNo terms were disclosed. Lehtera was the Blues' third-round pick in 2008 but played in the KHL the last few years. Last season he scored 12 goals and registered 44 points in 48 games with Novosibirsk. Lehtera could be a sleeper so watch what his role will be in training camp.
Jori Lehtera inks deal to stay in KHL | 06/05/2013 2:46 PM
NewsJori Lehtera has inked a two-year deal to remain in the KHL with Novosibirsk Sibir.
ImpactThe St. Louis Blues were hoping that Lehtera would play in North America next season, but that won't be the case. "At the end of the day he does not want to play in the NHL, " GM Doug Armstrong said. "We offered him a one-way seven figure deal. Can't force guys to want to play in the NHL." It's expected that he's making more than that to remain overseas. Once this new deal expires, the Blues won't have his exclusive rights anymore.
Jori Lehtera can join Blues if he wants | 05/12/2013 3:34 PM
NewsSt. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong essentially said that it's up to Jori Lehtera if he wants to join up with the team next season.
Lou Korac on Twitter
ImpactThe 25-year-old Finnish center was the 65th pick of the 2008 NHL Draft. He's been close to a point-per-game player in the KHL the past two seasons, so it's possible that he can fit in well with a team that could use more offense.
|Goals||3||vs. Buf||Nov 11|
|Assists||3||at Tor||Mar 7|
|Points||3||4 times-last:at Tor||last:Mar 7|
|Penalty Minutes||4||3 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Jan 13|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Mar 7|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Min||last:Apr 11|
|Power Play Points||2||at Ari||Oct 18|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Buf||Nov 11|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Mar 7|
|Shots||5||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Apr 2|
|Penalty Minutes||48||2014-15 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2014-15 (StL)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2014-15 (StL)|
Subscribe to The Hockey News magazine!
Subscribe today, and save off the cover price.Subscribe now
Sign up to our e-flash newsletter.
You will receive backstage access to special features, articles, promotions and special events and more!!Sign up now
Download TheHockeyNews app
Learn more about TheHockeyNews mobile app.Get it now!