Central Division RANK: 6
Record: 34-37-5 NHL rank: 24
Kari Lehtonen#32 • G
- Status: Off season
- Height: 6'4
- Weight: 190 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
|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.|
|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.|
|Talented but inconsistent veteran goaltender.|
Career Honors & Awards
|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)|