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Kari Lehtonen

Kari Lehtonen  #32

Dallas Stars  Goalie
NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: November 16, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: ATL / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
Has posted wins in six-straight games (6-0-0) for his first six-game win streak since winning each of the first seven games to start the 2011-12 season (10/7-10/25) * Recorded 30 saves en route to his 250th career NHL win on 10/15 at TBL * Posted his second assist of the season (0-1=1) and made 35 saves en route to his seventh win of the season on 11/12 vs. WPG 2014-15 SEASON: * 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

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016