Kari Lehtonen

#32 G / Dallas Stars / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 33 College: None

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Own
48%
Start
24%
G Rank
NR

Player Outlook

The Stars' No. 2 all-time goalie in wins behind Marty Turco, the 33-year-old Kari Lehtonen has seen his level of play gradually decline in recent years but was still forced to play 59 games in 2016-17 as injuries and ineffectiveness left the team with few other options. The front office attempted to fix the issue in the offseason by signing Ben Bishop to a six-year deal, but the former Lightning netminder is no stranger to the trainer's room himself, so Lehtonen's days of seeing a significant workload may not be completely over, even if his days of thriving on those minutes have come and gone.

Player News
  • With Tuesday's buyout of Antti Niemi, it's now clear that Lehtonen will be the Stars' backup goaltender this season. The Stars had a problem in net with three goaltenders on one-way contracts. Lehtonen seemed like the obvious choice to be the backup behind Ben Bishop, but it wasn't clear how things would shake out. With the buyout of Niemi, it's clear Lehtonen won't be shipped out or sharing backup duties. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old posted a .902 save percentage through 59 games last year, so his fantasy value isn't high.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Workload set to shrink
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Stars acquired the rights to goaltender Ben Bishop on Tuesday. It's a signal that Lehtonen won't have a starting job next season. General manager Jim Nill is signaling that the two-headed beast of Lehtonen and Antti Niemi will not be the plan next season, regardless of whether the team is able to ink Bishop to a deal. There's a strong possibility that Lehtonen is at best a backup next season after finishing 2016-17 with a .902 save percentage over 59 games.

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  • Lehtonen stopped 21 of 24 shots in Saturday's shootout win over Colorado. Lehtonen didn't give a great performance in regulation, but he was strong in overtime and the shootout as Tyler Seguin netted the lone goal of the skills competition. His lackluster season concludes with him giving up 13 goals in his last three outings, dropping his save percentage to .902. The veteran was great at times this year, but ultimately he was too inconsistent to be a viable fantasy option in most leagues.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Starting against Colorado
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtonen will be between the pipes at home against the Avalanche on Saturday. Lehtonen has been lackluster this season, but the Avalanche are the worst team in the NHL. They are dead last in goals scored and goals allowed per game. If Lehtonen was ever going to be a good bet to have a strong performance, it'd be in this matchup.

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  • Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Frustrated in relief apperance
    By RotoWire Staff

    Lehtonen was beaten five times on 26 shots in Tuesday's 7-3 home loss to the Predators. There's no doubt that Lehtonen's had his share of miserable outings this campaign, but then again, backstopping the league's worst penalty kill would put even the best netminder at a serious disadvantage. Lehtonen slammed his stick against the post after a Craig Smith shot was deflected off teammate John Klingberg and slid into the Dallas net, but the lumber didn't even break -- that's a microcosm of how things have gone for the Stars in 2016-17.

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    Rank Among Leaders

    Rank Player W
    1 Braden Holtby G | WAS 42
    1 Cam Talbot G | EDM 42
    3 Sergei Bobrovsky G | CLB 41
    4 Devan Dubnyk G | MIN 40
    5 Carey Price G | MON 37
    24 Kari Lehtonen G | DAL 22

    PLAYER RANKINGS

    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppResultWLGASASVSV%FPTS
    4/08
    vs 
    W 4-3 1 0 3 24 21 0.875 6.2
    4/06
    vs 
    L 7-3 0 1 5 26 21 0.808 -0.8
    4/04
    vs 
    W 3-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
    4/02
    L 6-3 0 1 5 24 19 0.792 -1.2
    4/01
    W 3-0 1 0 0 25 25 1.000 13
    3/30
    L 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
    3/28
    L 4-1 0 1 4 36 32 0.889 2.4

    Upcoming Games

    dateOpptime
    10/06
    vs 
    8:30 PM
    10/07
    8:00 PM
    10/10
    vs 
    8:30 PM
    10/12
    8:00 PM
    10/14
    vs 
    8:00 PM
    10/17
    vs 
    8:30 PM
    10/19
    10:00 PM

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    Career Stats

    Year GP W L OTL Min GA SO GAA PIM FPTS
    2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2016 59 22 25 5 3177 151 3 2.85 4 251
    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 56 27 17 5 3051 146 3 2.87 3 278.3
    Career 612 295 219 36 34894 1579 37 2.72 38

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