Artturi Lehkonen

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Artturi Lehkonen
Born (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 21)
Piikkiö, Finland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
TPS
KalPa
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2013
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2011–present

Artturi Lehkonen (born 4 July 1995) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. He is currently signed with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Lehkonen was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

He was born in Piikkiö, but grew up in Turku. He played for TuTo and HC TPS as a youngster and logged his first minutes in Finland’s top-flight Liiga for TPS during the 2011-12 season. He then joined fellow Liiga outfit KalPa prior to the 2012-13 campaign.[1]

On 28 March 2014, Lehkonen opted to leave KalPa of the Finnish Liiga and further his development in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), in signing a two-year contract with Frölunda HC.[2] In his second year in Sweden, the 2015–16 season, he made 49 SHL appearances, tallying 16 goals and 17 assists in the regular season plus 16 games in postseason play with a league-best eleven goals and eight assists en route to claiming the title. He was also influential in winning the Champions Hockey League that season, chipping in with twelve points (five goals, seven assists) in 13 outings.[3]

Lehkonen signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 8 May 2016.[4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing Finland Finland
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Russia
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Malmö

Lehkonen made his debut with Finland's men's national team during the 2015–16 Euro Hockey Tour.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 TPS Jr. A 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 TPS Jr. A 40 28 26 54 54
2011–12 TPS SM-l 18 2 2 4 8 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 45 14 16 30 12 4 2 1 3 2
2013–14 KalPa Liiga 33 7 13 20 4
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 47 8 8 16 12 13 3 3 6 0
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 49 16 17 33 12 16 11 8 19 4
Liiga totals 96 23 31 54 24 6 2 1 3 2
SHL totals 96 24 25 49 24 29 14 11 25 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Finland U17 7th 5 1 1 2 0
2011 Finland IH18 4th 5 2 3 5 4
2012 Finland WJC18 4th 7 7 3 10 6
2013 Finland WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 6 9 12
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 3 1 4 4
2014 Finland WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 2 4 2
2015 Finland WJC 7th 5 1 0 1 6
Junior totals 41 19 16 35 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uutiset - Hyökkääjät Antti Kerälä ja Artturi Lehkonen KalPaan kahden vuoden sopimuksilla". www.kalpa.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Champion Lehkonen to Frolunda". Frölunda HC. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Statistics | Champions Hockey League". www.championshockeyleague.net. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract with forward Artturi Lehkonen". canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Otteluseuranta: Ruotsi - Suomi 11.02.2016 (Euro Hockey Tour)". Tappara.co. Retrieved 2016-05-08. 

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