Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Petteri Lehto
Defenceman Petri Lehto played six games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1994-95. He was a fine playmaker who played a solid defensive game. He was better known was a solid domestic and international player in his native Finland.

Born in Turku, Finland, Lehto played for the local TPS club as well as Lukko Rauma. He represented his country at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics then signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh. During a six game NHL trial in 1984-85, he struggled with his defensive game on the smaller ice surface. Lehto played most of the season with the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks.

Following his NHL experiment, Lehto returned to TPS Turku. He spent three years there and one with Kalpa Kuppio before retiring in 1989 after helping Turku win the Finnish Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 4 5 9 36
1978-79 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr.
1978-79 TPS Turku Finland 3 0 0 0 2
1978-79 Finland EJC-A 5 3 1 4 2
1979-80 Melville Millionaires SJHL
1980-81 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 15 7 6 13 36
1980-81 TPS Turku Finland 31 0 2 2 16
1981-82 Lukko Rauma Finland 34 3 8 11 24
1982-83 TPS Turku Finland 33 3 6 9 52 3 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Olympia Finland 5 0 0 0 2
1983-84 TPS Turku Finland 36 8 10 18 32 10 2 1 3 8
1983-84 Finland Olympics 6 2 2 4 10
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -4
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 52 3 18 21 55
1985-86 TPS Turku Finland 33 2 8 10 60 7 0 2 2 10
1986-87 TPS Turku Finland 22 1 5 6 30
1987-88 KalPa Kuopio Finland 32 3 11 14 32
1988-89 TPS Turku Finland 40 2 9 11 20 10 0 0 0 4
1989-90 TPS Turku Finland 37 1 3 4 27 9 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 4


Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July, 1984.
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