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Kari Lehtonen
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Kari Lehtonen  #32

Dallas Stars  Goalie
NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: November 16, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: ATL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
Recorded his first assist of the season and posted 37 saves on 11/22 vs LAK * Turned aside 27 shots for his second shutout of the season on 12/17 at VAN * Registered 32 saves en route to his third shutout of the season on 12/31 vs. ARI * Stopped 38 of 41 shots for his 19th win of the season on 1/18 at CHI * Earned his third assist of the season on 2/27 vs. COL * Recorded 33 saves en route to his fifth shutout of the season on 3/21 vs. CHI * Registered wins in 9-straight road games from 1/29 - 3/25, becoming the first goaltender in Dallas Stars franchise history to win 9-straight on the road * Currently paces all active NHL goaltenders and shares 17th in NHL history with 24 career assists, ranking second on the franchise leaderboard with 19 assists with the Stars
Finnish Elite League First Team All-Star (2002) Finnish Elite League Best Goaltender (2002) Finnish Elite League Playoff MVP (2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Missed majority of 2009-10 due to back injury vs. NY Rangers, October 30, 2008 and resulting surgery, July 20, 2009. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta for Ivan Vishnevskiy and Dallas' 4th round choice (Ivan Telegin) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 9, 2010.
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