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JORI LEHTERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arrival of Jori Lehtera provides Blues with valuable depth at center

ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny may have gotten most of the attention this offseason as the sure thing to improve the Blues' depth at center, but Jori Lehtera will be the group's most intriguing X-factor. His long-awaited NHL debut brings plenty of promise, considering all the success the 26-year-old from Finland had in the KHL the last four seasons. Lehtera had 44 points in 48...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera is a fan of St. Louis grocery stores

As fans dissect Jori Lehtera’s skill on the ice and eagerly try to predict what he will bring to the table for the St. Louis Blues, the Finnish forward is quietly adjusting to life in St. Louis. In an interview seen on the team’s website, Lehtera revealed what he’s enjoying about in St. Louis as well as one other interesting piece of information. In regards to St. Louis grocery...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lehtera finally ready to make his NHL debut

On July 1, the opening day of free agency in the NHL, the Blues made a surprise signing. No, not Paul Stastny, perhaps the most sought-after player in the pool, whom the Blues did rein in with a four-year, $28 million contract. Stastny wasn’t necessarily a surprise, though, because the Blues’ interest was clear and the center had kept the club atop his list. The signing that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are tired of losing to championship-caliber teams and now seek to make sweet music in the postseason. #128794346 / gettyimages.comST. LOUIS BLUES ReviewRoster Changes: In: C Paul Stastny (from Colorado), C Jori Lehtera (from KHL Novosobirsk), C Joakim Lindstrom (from Elitserien Skelleftea), D Carl Gunnarsson (from Toronto), D Chris Butler (from Calgary), D...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues come to terms with Finnish center Jori Lehtera on two-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues opened the free agency period by signing center Jori Lehtera, their third-round draft pick in 2008, to a two-year contract. Lehtera, 26, has yet to play in the NHL. The Finland native spent the past four seasons in Russia's KHL, including the past three years with Novosibirsk Sibir. He was a teammate and linemate of Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Sign 2008 Draft Pick Lehtera by   Colin Fitts

  Jori Lehtera is a nice insurance signing for the Blues. Drafted by the Blues in 2008. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014 For their first move of the day, the St. Louis Blues elected to sign someone already in their system. Center Jori Lehtera was signed to a two-year deal by the club. Lehtera was drafted by the [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera’s decision to stay in KHL is big missed opportunity for Blues

While many St. Louis Blues fans are hoping that general manager Doug Armstrong is able to find a sniper who can find the back of the net, others, such as this gentleman writing this column, feel that the team’s biggest need is a play-making center. Unfortunately, play-making centers are not easy to come by and are often quite expensive, especially in a free agency year where the...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera signs a deal to stay in the KHL

St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera has made his decision. The Blues' third-round selection in the 2008 NHL Draft has decided to stay in the KHL by signing a two-year deal with HC Sibir Novosibirsk, as reported by Andy Strickland.  There was some belief that Lehtera might try to make the jump to the NHL for the 2013-14 season, giving the Blues another option up the middle...
Via Frozen Notes
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Awesome Penalty Shot by Jori Lehtera in KHL All-Star Game (Video)

The NHL is starting their 48-game schedule on January 19, 2013 and ending on April 27, 2013, with no inter-conference games.  So this is clearly the last time I will have a chance to post something about hockey that isn't happening in the NHL.  Check out this crazy penalty shot goal during the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star game.  Finnish hockey player Jori Lehtera stunned...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

KHL's Jori Lehtera had a fantastic fake out shootout goal yesterday

Novosibirsk Siber forward Jori Lehtera pulled off the ultimate goalie fakeout with this shootout goal yesterday. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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