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62 Artturi Lehkonen LW

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
9%5%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
1340214:03

Player Updates

October 12, 2019 11:08 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Logs game-winner Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blues.

Lehkonen's wraparound effort in the third period turned out to be the game-winning goal as the Habs put three pucks past Jordan Binnington to break open a close game. It was Lehkonen's first goal of the season, and he now has one point in four of the five games played to start 2018-19.

October 10, 2019 08:36 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Begins with point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen had an assist and a blocked shot over 16:52 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sabres.

Over the last two seasons, Lehkonen has not fulfilled the promise he hinted at in his rookie 2016 season, but he's started this season with assists in all three games. He also played on the power play Wednesday, his first stint on the unit this season.

September 19, 2019 11:16 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Getting top-six minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lekonen had two assists, six shots and two hits in Thursday's preseason win over the Panthers.

Lehkonen led all forwards with 19:12 of ice time and has thrived through two preseason games. He skated with Max Domi and Brendan Gallagher on Thursdsay, and lined up with Domi and Jonathan Drouin earlier in the week. He's bounced around the lines and played mostly on the third line, but early preseason indications suggest a promotion in 2019-20. The 24-year-old Finn has been a hard worker since landing in North America but a disappointment in the two years following an 18-goal rookie campaign.

September 17, 2019 07:16 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Scores in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 4-2 preseason win over the Devils.

Lehkonen opened the scoring when he tipped in a Shea Weber blast. The 24-year-old Finn skated on a line with Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin, a potentially productive combination that could lead to a breakout season for Lehkonen.

July 12, 2019 04:44 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Re-ups with Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen agreed to a two-year, $4.8 million contract with the Canadiens on Thursday.

With signing the deal, Lehkonen and Montreal avoid having to go through the salary arbitration that the wing filed for last week. Lehkonen is coming off a 2018-19 campaign in which he appeared in all 82 games and set a career high in points with 31.

July 5, 2019 08:40 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Seeking arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen filed for salary arbitration Friday.

Lehkonen set carer highs in assists (20), points (31) and shots (176) last season, and seemingly would like more than the qualifying offer from the Habs states. The 23-year-old could see a top-six role in 2019-20, so it's likely that a deal will be figured out before the arbitration hearings.

June 26, 2019 04:08 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Avoids unrestricted free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen will remain with the Canadiens next season, according to general manager Marc Bergevin.

While a contract still needs to be worked out, the news means the Habs have submitted a qualifying offer to retain Lehkonen's rights. The 23-year-old set career highs in assists (20), points (31) and shots (176) last season and will no doubt be eager for more. If the winger can maintain a top-six role in 2019-20, he should be capable of challenging for the 40-point mark.

April 2, 2019 11:01 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: First multi-point game of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Lightning.

Lehkonen's points came less than three minutes from each other, as he knocked home a rebound out of midair and then set up Max Domi's insurance score in the third frame. These two marks give Lehkonen a career-high 29 points through 80 games.

March 27, 2019 11:52 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Finds scoring touch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal and was plus-3 in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Panthers.

Lehkonen has not developed into the finisher Montreal had hoped for, but Tuesday's goal was the second in his last three games. That counts as a scoring binge for the forward that ranks fifth on the team in shots (157) but 15th in shooting percentage (6.4 percent). That he's skating on the second line with Montreal's leading scorer, Max Domi, brings some hope that he can continue the scoring spree,

March 17, 2019 05:01 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Promoted to second line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen was promoted to the second line for Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. He finished with three shots, two blocked shots and one hit over 14:30 of ice time.

Lehkonen was promoted off the fourth line despite having scored just once in the past 34 games. He took the spot of the struggling Jonathan Drouin on a line with Max Domi, one of the team's best playmakers, and Andrew Shaw. Julien defended the move, reminding reporters that Lehkonen hit a post and had a scoring chance stymied by Corey Crawford. Lehkonen has a 5.3 shooting percentage, which suggests he's not a finisher.

March 8, 2019 11:36 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Snaps long point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored his eighth goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Lehkonen had gone without a point in 15 straight entering the night before being the first to crack Sharks goalie Martin Jones. The Finnish winger has 25 points in 68 games this season, just three shy of his career-high 28 from his rookie year. He gets only trace amounts of power-play time and cannot be trusted as a point producer while skating on the fourth line.

February 20, 2019 07:32 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Slumping, demoted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen skated on the fourth line in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Columbus. He had three shots and three hits over 13:18 of ice time.

Lehkonen was part of coach Claude Julien's line-juggling to accommodate the return of Paul Byron (forearm). The 23-year-old forward has not scored since Dec. 28 (22 games), so moving him to the fourth line was an easy decision for the coach. Lehkonen will remain part of Montreal's penalty-kill unit, and Julien sees the value in his reliable game (plus-9). "I'm sure he's frustrated about it. But at the same time, he is a good penalty-killer, he does work hard, he's very reliable five-on-five. It's not from lack of trying, it's from lack of producing and we'd like for him to produce," the coach told Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette. "So certainly we could use some of that touch from him. At the same time, it's not like he's bringing nothing to the table."

February 11, 2019 03:08 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Sets new futility mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen failed to score for an 18th consecutive game in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Lehkonen surpassed an earlier stretch of futility when he went 17 games without a goal between Oct. 6 and Nov. 13. There was a sense that the Finn was snakebitten in 2017-18, when he created a significant number of scoring chances relative to his teammates, but was unable to finish. This season, Lehkonen ranks fourth in scoring chances (99) and fifth in high-danger scoring chances (41) but is still not burying those opportunities. At some point, it may not be about bad luck and more about the 23-year-old's finishing ability.

January 24, 2019 04:20 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: In search of scoring touch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen has six goals and 23 points in 51 games.

The Finnish (meant to be) sniper last scored a goal on Dec. 28. Snakebitten a year ago, Lehkonen has posted an even lower shooting percentage this season (6.4) than his sub-optimal 7.3 in 2017-18.

December 29, 2018 02:08 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Notches game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored the game-winning goal, had two shots and delivered one hit in Friday's 5-3 win over Florida.

Although he'd gone four games without a point, Lehkonen continued his scoring resurgence during the month of December -- he has five goals and three assists while scoring on 17.9 percent of his shots over 13 games. Lehkonen now has 20 points through 38 games, one point fewer than he had last year in 66 games.

December 16, 2018 09:04 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Two helpers Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen assisted on two third-period goals in Saturday's 5-2 win over Ottawa.

The renascent Lehkonen has eight points (four goals, four assists) over the last nine games while sporting a plus-7 during that run. The Finn missed out on a third assist Saturday when officials ruled he embellished an Ottawa hooking penalty prior to a Phillip Danault goal that was waived off.

December 14, 2018 03:24 PM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Reducing scoring gaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Hurricanes.

Lehkonen's third-period goal was his sixth of the season and fourth over the last seven games. The gaps between goals are getting shorter for the Finn, who went 17 games between his first and second goals. He then had a six-game gap between goals two and three, but since the calendar flipped to December, Lehkonen has scored on 26.7 percent of his shots.

December 5, 2018 07:32 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Scores again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's win over the Senators.

Lehkonen, who's been mired in a scoring slump all season, scored twice in Saturday's win over the Rangers and kept it rolling Tuesday. His second-period marker gave him three goals on his last six shots. That's one more goal than he scored on 54 shots over the first 25 games.

December 2, 2018 10:44 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Gets monkey off back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen scored twice on three shots and registered three hits in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

The word around Montreal to describe Lehkonen has been "snakebitten," which is appropriate for a forward who had just two goals on 54 shots (3.7 percent) over the first 25 games. Saturday's outburst was welcome relief to him and the Canadiens. He scored the game-winner early in the second period, when took a feed from Paul Byron and expertly used his trailers as decoys to beat New York goalie Alexandar Georgiev blocker side. Three minutes later, he gave Montreal a 4-0 lead when Neal Pionk's giveaway in front of the Rangers' goal landed on his stick, and he put the puck behind a surprised Georgiev.

November 26, 2018 02:56 AM
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Has goal wiped out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lehkonen had three shots, two blocked shots, three hits and an apparent goal wiped out on review in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Boston.

Lehkonen's inability to finish has been a source of frustration -- just two goals on 50 shots (4.8 percent) -- and one could see that frustration in the sequence of events that led to his negated goal. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made an initial save, appearing to cover up the puck, but Lehkonen kept batting away and eventually pushed Rask and the puck into the net. Upon review, the referee waived off the goal, ruling the play had stopped because the puck was frozen. Lehkonen's on pace to better the 21 points he had last season, but the Canadiens need him to score goals and that isn't happening right now.

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CAREER STATS
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2016-17Montreal73181028-1213022
2017-18Montreal6612921-1131301119
2018-19Montreal82112031100040514
2019-20Montreal61340001000
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Montreal15811.41011:42148867:2232:528004
2017-18Montreal1647.31088:081452127:46101:07200010
2018-19Montreal1766.31275:43178044:48185:49320016
2019-20Montreal1010.087:151341:0314:082001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/177
Birthdate:
7/4/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Piikkio, Finland
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
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