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Kari Lehtonen Gets Contract Extension In Dallas

Frisco, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the hockey club and goaltender Kari Lehtonen have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension worth $10.65 million ($3.55 million per year average). This extension will put Lehtonen under contract through the 2012-13 season.

“We were excited to acquire Kari Lehtonen in February because of his size, skill and potential to once again be a top-tier goaltender in this league,” Nieuwendyk said. “His play during the last month of the season reaffirmed our belief that he can be our starter for next year and seasons to come. We’re very happy to agree to terms with Kari on this contract extension.”

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Evilpens's avatar

“We were excited to acquire Kari Lehtonen in February because of his size, skill and potential to once again be a top-tier goaltender in this league

UMMM When was Kari a Top Flight Goalie Before???

Posted by Evilpens on 05/11/10 at 08:32 PM ET

Throbbing Babcock's avatar

Always thought he had some good potential. Will be interesting to see if he can put together a decent season without suffering some sort of groin injury.

Best season: 68 GP 34 W 24 L 2.79 GAA .912SV% 4 SO

Not too shabby, but not necessarily top tier.

Posted by Throbbing Babcock from The Deep South on 05/12/10 at 01:31 AM ET

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