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Jori Lehterä
Position Center
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Jokerit
Tappara
Peoria Rivermen
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born 23 December 1987 (1987-12-23) (age 28),
Helsinki, FIN
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2008
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2006 – present


Jori Lehterä (born 23 December 1987 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey center.

Career Edit

Lehterä dominated the Jokerit junior team in scoring, and earned himself a place on the team's SM-liiga roster in the fall of 2006. He is a skilled offensive center who is showing signs of becoming an excellent playmaker. Lehterä was selected to represent Finland at the 2006 World Under-20's Championships in Sweden[1], but couldn't play due to an injury. In April 2007, he signed a three-year contract with Tappara[2]. Lehterä left his homeland Finland and his club Tappara on 16 March 2009 and signed with the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League[3], the St. Louis Blues' farm team. In 2009, he returned to play for Tappara. He was voted for the MVP of the regular season [4]. He scored 19 goals and assisted 50.

Draft Edit

He was drafted in the third round, 65th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues.

Privates Edit

Lehteräs uncle is Tero Lehterä, a member of Finland's 1995 Ice Hockey World Championships gold medal team.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006-07 Jokerit SM-liiga 28 6 6 12 14 - - - - -
2007-08 Tappara SM-liiga 54 13 29 42 32 11 4 2 6 8
2008-09 Tappara SM-liiga 58 9 38 47 34 - - - - -
2008-09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 7 0 1 1 2 7 1 1 2 10
2009-10 Tappara SM-liiga 57 19 50 69 58 9 1 9 10 8

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