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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)
Stopped 27 shots for his first shutout of the season on 11/13 at LAK * 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 * Stopped 30 shots and added an assist on 12/27 at STL * 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 * Currently paces all active NHL goaltenders and shares 17th in NHL history with 23 career assists, ranking second on the franchise leaderboard with 18 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 off-season back surgery. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta for Ivan Vishnevskiy and Dallas' 4th round choice (Ivan Telegin) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 9, 2010.
Quote of the Day

I don't care how big the goalies' equipment is, when you're taking a shot like Ovechkin took [Wednesday], it's going to go in.

— Former player Mike Bossy on Capitals' Alex Ovechkin being the fifth player in NHL history to score 30-plus goals in 10 straight seasons