Central Division RANK: 6
Record: 23-27-3 NHL rank: 28

Kari Lehtonen

#32 • G
  • Status: On roster
  • Height: 6'4
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Catches: L
  • Experience: 12 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 16, 1983
  • Birthplace: Helsinki, FIN
  • Drafted: Drafted by Atlanta in 2002 (1/2).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Atlanta in 2010.
2016-17 Season Stats
GPI W L T OT Min SO GA SHA GAA SV% G A PIM
YTD 41 13 18 - 6 2208 1 106 1085 2.88 .902 0 1 2
On Pace 56 18 25 - 8 3017 1 145 1483 2.88 .902 0 1 3
Scouting Report
Assets:
Has excellent size and handles the puck extremely well. Is quick and agile, challenges shooters, covers most of the net thanks to his size and is a confident 'keeper when at his best. Has improved his conditionning level with time.
Flaws:
Because he's so big, and because of his style, at times he can look a little slow in the crease area. Likes to play the angles, but sometimes he relies on that aspect of his game too much. Can also at times drop to his knees too early.
Career Potential:
Talented but inconsistent veteran goaltender.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2006-07
AHL Second All-Star Team 2004-05
WJC-A The Directorate - Best Player 2001-02
SM-Liiga (Finland) Player of the Year 2001-02
SM-Liiga (Finland) Goaltender of the Year 2001-02
SM-Liiga (Finland) Playoff MVP 2001-02
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2014 (Finland)