Kari Lehtonen

#32 G / Dallas Stars / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: None

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  • Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he plans to continue deploying a two-goalie system comprised of Lehtonen and Antti Niemi, the Dallas Morning News reports. Lehtonen and Niemi rotated starts fairly evenly in the regular season, with both netminders picking up 25 wins. Ruff ended up giving Lehtonen the lion's share of the starts in the playoffs, though hockey pundits have questioned whether he's the answer in goal after posting a 3.22 GAA versus the Blues through seven games of the conference semifinals. Of course, Niemi wasn't any better, having posted a 3.29 GAA after three postseason starts and five games in all. Ruff insists that goaltending wasn't the reason why his team missed out on the Stanley Cup this year and refused to comment on the possibility of trading Lehtonen or buying out his contract, which has two years remaining at a cap hit of $5.9 million.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Pulled early in Game 7 loss
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtonen conceded three goals on eight shots before being pulled for an also-ineffective Antti Niemi in Wednesday's 6-1 home loss to the Blues. Much like they say with quarterbacks in football, if you have two starting goaltenders, you don't have one. The Stars found this out the hard way in Game 7, as neither member of their platoon was able to stop a Blues offense that generated only 19 shots on goal. Lehtonen won six of his 10 postseason starts, but his .899 save percentage indicates that much of the credit for those victories should go the Dallas' potent offense.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: In goal for Game 7
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtonen will work between the pipes Wednesday night, facing the Blues at home in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. Lehtonen was fantastic in Monday's Game 6, turning aside 35 of the 37 shots he faced en route to a 3-2 road victory. The 32-year-old netminder will need to be similarly sharp in Game 7, as the Blues will look to test him early and often in Wednesday's series-deciding tilt, hoping to weaken Lehtonen's confidence with an early goal. Most fantasy owners will likely shy away from Lehtonen in daily contests Wednesday, making the Finnish backstop an intriguing play for those willing to deploy a somewhat risky option in net.

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  • Lehtonen was fantastic in a 3-2 win against the Blues in Game 2 on Monday, turning aside 35 of 37 shots. After underwhelming in Game 5's loss that featured three goals on 21 shots on home ice, the 32-year-old Finn made quite the statement in this one. Lehtonen weathered a continuous barrage from the Blues all night, who did everything they could to put the Stars to bed in front of their home crowd. Alas, Lehtonen and the rest of the Stars made sure that didn't happen, so he's practically a lock to get the nod again when Game 7 gets underway Wednesday. Through 10 appearances this postseason, Lehtonen is now 6-2 with a 2.58 GAA and .908 save percentage -- numbers that aren't far off his regular-season marks of 2.76 and .906.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Manning crease for Game 6
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtonen will be between the pipes against the Blues for Game 6 on Monday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Despite Lehtonen's struggles, it seems coach Lindy Ruff's Antti Niemi experiment has come to a close, for now, as the Finn will make his ninth postseason start. The Stars need to win the next two to stay in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, but given the inconsistency in goal, they should be just as concerned as fans about starting Lehtonen. However, unlike fantasy owners, Dallas does not have any better options.

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    Career Stats

    Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
    2015 43 25 10 2 2279 105 2 2.76 2 238.7
    2014 65 34 17 7 3698 181 5 2.94 2 352.3
    2013 65 33 20 6 3804 153 5 2.41 4 387
    2012 36 15 14 2 1986 88 1 2.66 0 188.4
    2011 59 32 22 1 3497 136 4 2.33 0 365.6
    2010 69 34 24 4 4119 175 3 2.55 6 397.1
    2009 12 6 4 0 663 31 0 2.81 0 65.8
    2008 46 19 22 2 2624 134 3 3.06 6 247.3
    2007 48 17 22 2 2707 131 4 2.90 4 258.8
    2006 68 34 24 5 3934 183 4 2.79 6 381.9
    2005 38 20 15 0 2166 106 2 2.94 4 207.4
    2003 4 4 0 0 240 5 1 1.25 0 38.2
    3 Year Avg 55 27 17 5 3163 141 4 2.67 2 308.3
    Career 553 273 194 31 31717 1428 34 2.70 34

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    1. Kari Lehtonen
    2. Antti Niemi