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JORI LEHTERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

Unbelievable KHL All-Star Penalty Shot

Jori Lehtera put an end to the “you miss 100% of the shots you never take” motivational garbage. Lehtera took a gamble and scored on goaltender Rastislav Staňa during the 2013 KHL All-Star Game in Chelyabinsk on Sunday without even shooting the puck. Watch the video and imagine how foolish Rastislav Staňa must have felt [...]
Via 3:10 To Overtime
January 15, 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

Jori Lehtera Phantom Shot

Welcome back NHL?  Well not quite, this is from the Kontinental Hockey League.  Watch Jori Lehtera score a goal without even shooting on this penalty shot.  The former St Louis Blues player, Jori, makes a move without even making a move.  Sweet shot!
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Goal of the year? '08 Blues pick dazzles in KHL ASG

The NHL regular season is just a few days away, but we might have already seen the best goal of the year. During Sunday's Kontinental Hockey League All-Star game, 2008 Blues draft pick and Sibir Novosibirsk forward Jori Lehtera left goalie Rastislav Stana completely flummoxed with his incredible penalty shot goal. Here's hoping the NHL brings us some more incredible goals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 14, 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
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOOT IT

Incredible shootout goal from KHL

After watching Pavel Datsyuk dazzle in the shootout during the skills competition on Saturday, Novosibirsk Siber forward Jori Lehtera had this fantastic move during his penalty shot on Sunday.  The goalie assumed that when he put the puck through his legs that he would pull the puck far side, and he paid for it.  This was a fantastic and unique move that you might see more of...
Via Diehardsport
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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