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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.


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October 2020 – Lehtinen passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection, making him a free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Lehtinen did not get drafted in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He is now eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Jokke Nevalainen

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country FIN
Position G
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 25, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Lukko U16U16 SM-sarja Q6 - .871|      
  Lukko U16U16 Mestis1 - .960|      
  Lukko U17U17 SM-sarja0 - -|      
 2014-2015 Lukko U16U16 SM-sarja Q12 - .911|      
  Lukko U16U16 SM-sarja31 - .922|Playoffs11 - .939
  Lukko U18U18 SM-sarja0 - -|      
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr3 4.01 .878|      
 2015-2016 Lukko U18U18 SM-sarja33 - .939|Playoffs5 - .916
  Finland U17WHC-174 3.21 .886|      
 2016-2017 Lukko U18U18 SM-sarja6 - .928|      
  Lukko U20U20 SM-sarja36 1.91 .936|Playoffs11 2.16 .924
  LukkoLiiga1 3.14 .895|      
  KeuPa HTMestis4 2.30 .921|      
  Finland U18WJC-181 2.00 .875|      
  Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup2 3.37 .885|      
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr9 2.91 .901|      
 2017-2018 KeuPa HTSuomen Cup1 1.00 .958|      
  Lukko U20U20 SM-sarja3 4.00 .826|      
  LukkoLiiga4 3.40 .849|      
  KeuPa HTMestis18 2.06 .920|Playoffs14 1.57 .943
  Finland U20WJC-200 - -|      
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr5 - .895|      
 2018-2019 LukkoLiiga38 2.21 .903|Playoffs6 2.17 .885
  Finland U20WJC-200 - -|      
  Finland U20 (all)International-Jr6 - .901|      
 2019-2020 Lukko U20U20 SM-sarja1 2.00 .946|      
  LukkoLiiga29 1.82 .922|      
  Finland EHT1 2.07 .900|      
  Finland (all)International1 2.07 .900|      
 2020-2021 LukkoLiiga35 1.38 .940|Playoffs11 1.63 .905
 2021-2022 LukkoLiiga27 2.53 .895|Playoffs4 1.79 .909
  LukkoChampions HL6 1.17 .951|      
 2022-2023 TPSLiiga52 1.85 .921|Playoffs3 1.36 .927
  TPSChampions HL4 2.91 .868|      
  Finland EHT1 3.69 .915|      
  Finland (all)International3 1.97 .918|      
 2023-2024 MoDo HockeySHL37 2.64 .906|      
  Finland EHT2 2.52 .900|      
  Finland (all)International1 3.04 .870|      

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