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Jori Lehtera | Center

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 191
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Jori Lehtera has inked a two-year deal to remain in the KHL with Novosibirsk Sibir.
The St. Louis Blues were hoping that Lehtera would play in North America next season, but that won't be the case. "At the end of the day he does not want to play in the NHL, " GM Doug Armstrong said. "We offered him a one-way seven figure deal. Can't force guys to want to play in the NHL." It's expected that he's making more than that to remain overseas. Once this new deal expires, the Blues won't have his exclusive rights anymore. Wed, Jun 5, 2013 02:46:00 PM

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St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong essentially said that it's up to Jori Lehtera if he wants to join up with the team next season.

The 25-year-old Finnish center was the 65th pick of the 2008 NHL Draft. He's been close to a point-per-game player in the KHL the past two seasons, so it's possible that he can fit in well with a team that could use more offense.
Sun, May 12, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Jori Lehtera assisted on both goals to lead Sibir Novosibirsk to a 2-0 win over Metallurg Novokuznetsk Monday.

Lehtera got off to a real hot start as he led the KHL in scoring with 16 points in his first 12 games but tailed off as he has picked up 12 points in his last 14 games including today.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 09:17:00 AM

St. Louis prospect Jori Lehtera is currently the KHL's scoring leader.

The 65th overall selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft has accumulated 16 points, including 11 assists, in 12 games with Sibir Novosibirsk. The Finnish forward is playing in his third year in the KHL after beginning his career in the SM-liiga. Lehtera appeared in seven AHL regular-season contests and seven playoff games with Peoria in 2008-09, but he ended up with just three combined points over that span.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 05:22:00 PM

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