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Jere Lehtinen

Jere Lehtinen  #26

Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: June 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Espoo, Finland
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: MNS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (88th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Frank J. Selke Trophy 1997-1998 / 1998-1999 / 2002-2003

HOME: 31 GP, 2-8-10, 2 PIM, -1     ROAD: 27 GP, 2-5-7, 6 PIM, -7
* Had a helper and a shootout goal, Apr. 8 vs. ANA.
* Earned his first three-point night of the season with a goal and two helpers, Apr. 2 vs. EDM.
* Won a bronze medal with Finland (his fourth in five olympics, both records) in Vancouver.
* Recorded his 266th career NHL assist, moving past Darryl Sydor for 10th in franchise history, Jan. 12 @ PHI.
* Played in his 840th career game, moving past Zubov to third in franchise history, Dec. 29 vs. CHI.
* Scored his ninth short handed goal of his career moving into a tie for fourth in franchise history, Dec. 17 @ ATL.
* Became the third Dallas Star to reach 500 career NHL points (Modano & Zubov), Dec. 12 @ LA.
* Scored his first goal of the season on the power play, Nov. 28 vs. TB.
* Earned his first assist of the season, Oct. 14 vs. NSH.
MULTI-POINT GAMES (2):     2pts: 1     3pts: 1     4pts: 0

Finnish First All-Star Team (1995) WC-A All-Star Team (1995)Frank J. Selke Trophy (1998, 1999, 2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998) Rights transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to leg injury vs. Nashville, October 16, 1999. Officially announced his retirement, December 8, 2010.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers