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Jori Lehtera | Center | #15

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (65) / STL
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Flyers GM Ron Hextall sees value in keeping Jori Lehtera.
Lehtera will come with a $4.7 million cap hit next season, but only averaged 10:31 minutes per game in 2017-18. His minimal role has led some to feel that he should be bought out so that the Flyers can used the cap space saved to target free agents over the summer. Hextall argues that there's reasons to hold onto Lehtera though. "There’s a lot of reasons you don’t just buy a guy out because he makes a little bit more than that type of role should make," Hextall said. "Jori was a good role player for us. He’s a terrific human being. He works hard. He’s really good with our young kids. There’s a lot more to it than just saying ‘Okay, Jori Lehtera was playing center and playing 8-10 minutes.’" The NHL buyout period isn't until mid-June, so there is time for the Flyers to re-evaluate the situation. May 17 - 10:11 AM

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Flyers GM Ron Hextall's tentative plan is to keep Jori Lehtera for the 2018-19 campaign.

Lehtera has one season left on his three-year, $14.1 million contract, but there's been some speculation that the Flyers would buy him out. Hextall isn't completely ruling out that possibility, but for now that's not the plan. Lehtera had three goals and eight points in 62 games in 2017-18.
Apr 26 - 3:25 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Carolina.

The Flyers will be making a small change swapping Lehtera with Jordan Weal and will have Alex Lyon in goal to start the game. Taylor Leier and Dale Weise are also expected to be scratched.
Mar 17 - 6:08 PM

Jori Lehtera (illness) was able to play on Thursday.

Lehtera was questionable for the contest after missing Wednesday's practice. He ended up dishing out two hits in 12:31 minutes of ice time.
Feb 23 - 2:29 AM

Jori Lehtera is dealing with an illness.

Lehtera missed Wednesday's practice as a result. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 21 - 2:27 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night for the Philadelphia Flyers as they faceoff against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Lehtera has two assists in 22 games this season, beyond a disappointment for the Finnish forward. He'll be in the press box with Tyrell Goulbourne and Travis Sanheim.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 4 - 7:03 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch on Monday night when the Philadelphia Flyers host the Los Angeles Kings.

Lehtera has just two assists in 17 games this season. This will be the seventh straight game he will watch from the press box. He will be joined by Mark Alt.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:14:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have decided to scratch Jori Lehtera tonight against Dallas Stars.

Lehtera has two points in 17 games this season and will sit for the sixth straight game. He will be joined in the press box by Mark Alt.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night.

Lehtera has just two assists in 17 games this season after being acquired from the Blues in the Brayden Schenn deal this summer, which is probably not the production the Flyers management was expecting from the center. Sitting alongside him in the press box on Thursday will be defenseman Mark Alt.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Lehtera has two assists and a minus-5 rating in 17 games this season. He's been a huge disappointment since being acquired from the Blues this summer. Mark Alt will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:05:00 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Lehtera will watch his second straight game from the press box. He has two assists and a minus-5 rating in 17 games this season. T.J. Brennan will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 09:30:00 PM

Jori Lehtera is expected to be back in the lineup Monday.

Lehtera has been a healthy scratch of late and deservedly so as he has only two assists in 14 games. He should be joined on the fourth line by Dale Weise as Taylor Leier and Jordan Weal are expected to be healthy scratches. Lehtera was acquired from St. Louis in the off-season with a couple of first round picks for Brayden Schenn, a deal that does not look good in the early stages of the season as Schenn has been a stud for St. Louis.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 08:02:00 AM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Islanders.

Lehtera has been a huge disappointment in Philadelphia. He has two assists in 14 games this season. Dale Weise and Matt Read will also watch the game from the press box. The three players have a combined cap hit $9.35 million.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Jori Lehtera will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Lehtera has just one assist and a minus-4 rating in 12 games with the Flyers this season. Matt Read and Mark Alt will also serve as healthy scratches in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Jori Lehtera drew into the Flyers' lineup for the first time on Thursday.

Lehtera was a healthy scratch for the Flyers' first six games of the 2017-18 campaign. He skated alongside Valtteri Filppula and Wayne Simmonds and logged 12:06 minutes of ice time. "Lehts did a good job," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "To step in in game No. 7, not having played, I thought Lehts went out and played a real rock solid game. Lehts has been here. Lehts has done the work. You guys don’t see behind the scenes the kind of effort and what that takes as a teammate every day to stay ready."
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Couturier
2Nolan Patrick
3Valtteri Filppula
4Jori Lehtera
LW1Claude Giroux
2Travis Konecny
3Scott Laughton
4Jordan Weal
5Taylor Leier
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Matt Read
5Dale Weise
D1Shayne Gostisbehere
2Ivan Provorov
3Andrew MacDonald
4Radko Gudas
5Brandon Manning
6Robert Hagg
7Johnny Oduya
G1Brian Elliott
2Petr Mrazek
3Dustin Tokarski
4Michal Neuvirth