Lassi Lehtinen

2019 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Yle.fi

Fantasy Summary

Average-sized goalie with great track record at every level he’s played at. Quick glove hand, capable of stealing games and making big saves.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 25, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

December 2018 – Lehtinen has gone through the draft without a selection twice now. His size has likely been a big factor in that, the same way it was with Veini Vehviläinen before he finally got drafted last summer. Lehtinen is two years younger than Vehviläinen.

Lehtinen has great results at every level of hockey he’s ever played at. As a 17-year-old, he was a great goalie at the U20 junior level. As an 18-year-old, he was very good at second-tier pro league Mestis. And now, as a 19-year-old, Lehtinen has been a full-time player at the top level in the Liiga, and although his numbers don’t look overly impressive, he’s been getting better as the season has progressed, and he could steal the starting job on his team. Lehtinen is expected to be the number two goalie for Team Finland at the World Juniors.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Lukko U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 6 - .871 |        
  Lukko U16 Jr. C Mestis 1 - .960 |        
  Lukko U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 0 - - |        
 2014-2015 Lukko U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 12 - .911 |        
  Lukko U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 31 - .922 | Playoffs 11 - .939
  Lukko U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 - - |        
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 3 4.01 .878 |        
 2015-2016 Lukko U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 33 - .939 | Playoffs 5 - .916
  Finland U17 WHC-17 4 3.21 .886 |        
 2016-2017 Lukko U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 6 - .928 |        
  Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 36 1.91 .936 | Playoffs 11 2.16 .924
  Lukko Liiga 1 3.14 .895 |        
  KeuPa HT Mestis 4 2.30 .921 |        
  Finland U18 WJC-18 1 2.00 .875 |        
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2 3.37 .885 |        
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 2.91 .901 |        
 2017-2018 KeuPa HT Suomen Cup 1 1.00 .958 |        
  Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 4.00 .826 |        
  Lukko Liiga 4 3.40 .849 |        
  KeuPa HT Mestis 18 2.06 .920 | Playoffs 14 1.57 .943
  Finland U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 - .895 |        
 2018-2019 Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga - - - |        
  Lukko Liiga 19 2.41 .902 |        
  Finland U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr - - - |        

Highlights