|Olympic||Olympic Bronze Medal||2014 (Finland)|
|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.|
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.
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