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Kari Lehtonen

Kari Lehtonen  #32

Dallas Stars  Goalie
NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: November 16, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: ATL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
Posted a 34-17-10 record with a .903 SV% and a 2.94 GAA in 65 games * Matched career-highs with five shutouts and 34 wins, sharing 8th and 9th in the NHL * Shared 2nd among all NHL goaltenders with three assists * Earned a point in each of his first eight starts of the season, posting a 4-0-4 record in the month of October * Appeared in his 500th career NHL game on 3/13 at WSH, making 18 saves for the win * Recorded nine consecutive road wins from 1/29 - 3/25, becoming the first goaltender in Dallas Stars history to post nine-straight wins on the road
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.
Quote of the Day

Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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