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Jori Lehtera

28-Year-Old Center – St. Louis Blues

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

We'll be blunt. Lehtera's fantasy value has been tied to two guys – Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko – and not for great reasons. He has needed the former to be out of the lineup in order to score. And he needed to skate alongside the latter to actually get his points. Ugh....

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/23/1987   BORN: Helsinki, Finland   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #65 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jori Lehtera Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $14.1 million extension with the Blues in July 2015 that will run through the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Lehtera had one hit and a minus-2 rating in 13:23 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Montreal.

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Jori Lehtera NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2014-15 26 NHL STL 75 14 30 44 21 48 103 13.6 2 1 16:13 2 5 7 2:24 43 35
2015-16 27 NHL STL 79 9 25 34 12 38 83 10.8 3 0 16:05 1 8 9 1:58 43 26
2016-17 28 NHL STL 23 3 5 8 3 12 26 11.5 1 0 15:25 0 1 1 1:46 19 11
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Jori Lehtera – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

15:25

Average Time On Ice

On average, Jori Lehtera was on the ice for 15:25.

1:46

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Jori Lehtera was on the ice for 1:46 during power plays.

0:40

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Jori Lehtera was on the ice for 0:40 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 16:13 2:24 0:25
2015-16 16:05 1:58 0:56
2016-17 15:25 1:46 0:40

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Jori Lehtera
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 9 @NJD 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:16 2:12
Dec 8 @NYI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:58 0:00
Dec 6 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:23 0:00
Dec 3 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 1 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:21 0:00
Nov 28 DAL 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:07 3:31
Nov 26 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:20 0:52
Nov 23 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 17:19 4:04
Nov 22 @BOS 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 1 16:14 1:55
Nov 19 NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:08 3:38
Nov 17 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:37 3:18
Nov 15 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:27 0:09
Nov 12 @CLM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:14 4:19
Nov 10 @NAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:22 1:48
Nov 9 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 13:36 1:57
Nov 6 COL 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 13:47 2:50
Nov 5 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:39 3:17
Nov 3 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 13:56 0:26
Nov 1 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 14:27 0:23
Oct 29 LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 13:26 1:42
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Oct 27 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:02 0:10
Oct 25 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 22 @CGY Did Not Play
Oct 20 @EDM Did Not Play
Oct 18 @VAN Did Not Play
Oct 15 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:13 0:38
Oct 13 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:19 1:42
Oct 12 @CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:20 1:57

Jori Lehtera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lehtera will play Tuesday after being a healthy scratch Saturday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Lehtera was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Winnipeg.

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Lehtera, who was dropped to the third line during Thursday's win over Tampa Bay, practiced as an extra skater Friday, Tom TImmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Lehtera was moved down to the third line for Thursday's game against the Lightning, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Lehtera collected two assists -- one on the overtime-winning goal -- during Monday's win against the Stars.

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Lehtera scored two goals -- one an empty-netter -- in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Bruins.

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Lehtera scored his first goal of the season Sunday, helping the Blues to a 5-1 win over the Avalanche.

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Lehtera picked up his first point of the season, assisting on the Blues' lone goal in Saturday night's 1-0 win over the Kings.

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Lehtera returned to the lineup Thursday after a four-game absence, getting off two shots on goal and doling out one hit in 18:02 of ice time in the Blues' 2-1 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

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Lehtera (upper body) was officially activated from injured reserve Thursday,

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Lehtera will need to go through the concussion protocol before being cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Lehtera (upper body) skated Tuesday and will resume practicing Wednesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Lehtera emerged from obscurity as a strong performer for the Blues after spending several years in the KHL, posting 44 points and a plus-21 in 75 games as a rookie. The Blues rewarded the 27-year-old with a three-year contract in the offseason, so he'll be expected to improve in the coming season, especially if he continues to serve at center alongside Vladimir Tarasenko, the young phenom with whom he showed so much chemistry last year. There's some reason to be skeptical about such a big jump from a player his age, however, especially since Lehtera only managed 103 shots on goal, posting a 13.6 shooting percentage that's probably not repeatable. Lehtera's defensive game and ability in the faceoff circle will almost certainly keep him in a top-six role, though, and if he can create some more scoring chances for himself, he has the skill and opprtunity to improve upon last year's totals.

2014-15

A former third-round draft pick by the Blues in 2008, Lehtera has spent the last several seasons honing his game overseas while the St. Louis organization anxiously tracked his development. After back-to-back 40-point seasons with Novosibirsk Sibir of the KHL, Lehtera, 26, decided to make the jump to the NHL, agreeing with the Blues on a two-year, $5.5-million contract in July. While his lack of experience with the faster-paced North American game makes it difficult to project how well the Finnish forward will transition to the new league, the Blues will attempt to ease the pressure by earmarking him for a third-line role. Given his ideal size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) and ability to play both center and wing, Lehtera could ultimately earn a promotion to a top-six role in the event of an injury, and may see time right away on the Blues’ secondary power-play unit. He makes for a low-risk, high-upside target in the end game of fantasy drafts for deeper leagues.

2012-13

Lehtera suffered a knee injury and was limited to 25 games for Sibir Novosibirsk of the Russian KHL. He was having a productive season before the knee injury and never was right afterward. The Blues would like to see a more complete game from Lehtera, but at this point, he's not in the team's plans.

2010-11

Lehtera has been burning up the Finnish League (SM-liiga) for the past three seasons and is expected to play in the KHL for Lokomotiv in 2010-11. The Blues signed him to an entry-level contract this summer, in order to retain his NHL rights. He's a gifted puck-handler and passer, combined with a deadly scoring touch -- something the Blues need right now. He's not much in the two-way game and needs to improve his physical play.