4 July 1995 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||55th overall, 2013
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.
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.
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. 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.
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
Regular season and playoffs
- "Uutiset - Hyökkääjät Antti Kerälä ja Artturi Lehkonen KalPaan kahden vuoden sopimuksilla". www.kalpa.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "World Junior Champion Lehkonen to Frolunda". Frölunda HC. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "Statistics | Champions Hockey League". www.championshockeyleague.net. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract with forward Artturi Lehkonen". canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Otteluseuranta: Ruotsi - Suomi 11.02.2016 (Euro Hockey Tour)". Tappara.co. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- Artturi Lehkonen's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Artturi Lehkonen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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