European Skater
Finland
ArtturiLehkonen
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 163
LAST CLUB TEAM: Kalpa, FINLAND
BIRTHDATE: 4 July 1995
MID RANK: 9
HOMETOWN: Turku, FIN
FINAL RANK: 9
BORN IN: Piikkio, FIN
• Lehkonen led Team Finland and tied for fourth in tournament scoring with nine points (3-6--9) in seven games at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship, where he tallied the opening goal in Finland’s bronze-medal victory over Team Russia. He also competed at the 2013 World Junior Championship, recording three goals (3-1--4) and a plus-5 rating in six games.

• At the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, Lehkonen led Team Finland to a fourth-place finish, tying for the team lead and second in tournament scoring with 10 points (7-3--10).

• His father, Ismo, and uncle, Timo (selected 90th overall in 1984 by Chicago), played professional hockey in Finland before pursuing coaching careers.

• He patterns his game after Finnish great Teemu Selanne.

FAVORITES


NHL team:
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL player: Jeff Carter
Shootout move: “Blocker-side over the pad”
Movie: Die Hard
TV show: Modern Family
Video game: FIFA 12
Home-cooked meal: Spaghetti and sauce
Place to visit: Philadelphia’s locker room