Mikko Lehtonen (ice hockey, born 1978)

Mikko Tapani Lehtonen (born 12 June 1978) is a Finnish former ice hockey defenceman

Mikko Lehtonen
Born (1978-06-12) 12 June 1978 (age 41)
Kiiminki, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Nashville Predators
Milwaukee Admirals
Rochester Americans
Timrå IK
Frölunda HC
Färjestads BK
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 271st overall, 2001
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2006–2014

Playing careerEdit

Mikko Lehtonen appeared in his first National Hockey League game on 7 October, 2006 with the Nashville Predators against the Minnesota Wild, and registered his first NHL goal in that game. The goal was scored only eight seconds into his first NHL shift, coming just one second short of tying the all-time record set by Dave Christian.[citation needed]

On 27 February, 2007 Lehtonen was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a fourth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed]

Having won the Finnish Championship for a third time playing for Kärpät, Lehtonen signed a one-year deal with Swedish team Timrå IK on 9 June 2008.[citation needed]

On 6 May 2009, Lehtonen confirmed that he had signed with Frölunda HC for the 2009-10 season.[1]


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