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Sabres Pick up M. Lehtonen

Tuesday, 02.27.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Sabres Pick up M. Lehtonen

February 27, 2007

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has acquired defenseman Mikko Lehtonen (MEE-koh LEHT-oh-nen) from the Nashville Predators, in exchange for Buffalo’s fourth-round selection in the 2007 Entry Draft.

Lehtonen (28 years old, 6-1, 194) has three points (1+2) in 15 games with Nashville this season. He has also played in 35 games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), scoring four goals and eight assists, along with 28 PIMs.

A native of Oulu, Finland, Lehtonen was Nashville’s ninth-round choice (271st overall) in the 2001 Entry Draft. Lehtonen signed his first pro contract with Nashville on June 1, 2006. He earned a bronze medal with Finland at the 2006 World Championships, and helped Karpat capture the Finnish Elite League championship in 2004 and 2005.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
N. Deslauriers 82 5 10 -24 15
N. Zadorov 60 3 12 -10 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32