Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikko Lehtonen
Mikko Lehtonen was born June 12, 1978 in Oulu, Finland. Selected by the Nashville Predators in the 9th round, 271st overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Lehtonen honed his skills in his homeland with Karpat Oulu prior to his arrival in North America.

After 11 seasons working through the Karpat Oulu system in his native Finland, Lehtonen crossed the pond and joined the Predators for 15 games during their 2006-07 season. He went on to spend most of his time with the club's AHL affiliate that season before he was dealt by the club to the Buffalo Sabres. As a member of the Sabres, Lehtonen would return to the AHL for 21 games with the club's AHL affiliate based out of Rochester, New York.

In the summer of 2007, Lehtonen signed as a free agent with his former club, Oulu in Finland.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 15 4 5 9 30
1996-97 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 6 19 25 82
1997-98 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 8 12 20 56
1997-98 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 11 5 7 12 31
1998-99 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 13 22 35 65
1998-99 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 13 6 14 20 14
1999-00 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 45 5 10 15 26 6 0 0 0 4
2000-01 Karpat Oulu Finland 54 6 9 15 58 9 0 3 3 4
2001-02 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 8 11 19 32 4 1 1 2 4
2002-03 Karpat Oulu Finland 55 5 12 17 50 15 3 1 4 22
2003-04 Karpat Oulu Finland 53 5 13 18 62 12 2 4 6 8
2004-05 Karpat Oulu Finland 53 11 17 28 28 12 3 3 6 12
2005-06 Karpat Oulu Finland 43 6 8 14 46 10 2 2 4 12
2005-06 Finland WC-A 9 1 4 5 14 +2
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 15 1 2 3 8 0
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 35 4 8 12 28 -1
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 21 1 8 9 10 +2
2007-08 Karpat Oulu Finland 48 8 25 33 34 15 4 5 9 12
2008-09 Timra IK Sweden 41 15 15 30 58 7 0 2 2 0
2008-09 Finland WC-A 7 1 0 1 6 +2
2009-10 Karpat Oulu Finland 11 3 2 5 16 10 1 2 3 8
2009-10 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 9 3 1 4 10
2010-11 Karpat Oulu Finland 43 12 9 21 46 2 0 2 2 4
2011-12 Karpat Oulu Finland 37 6 8 14 14 7 2 2 4 4
2012-13 Karpat Oulu Finland 40 6 14 20 38
2013-14 Karpat Oulu Finland 26 6 6 12 14
NHL Totals 15 1 2 3 8


Traded to Buffalo by Nashville for Buffalo's 4th round pick (Mark Santorelli) in 2007 NHL Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), July 30, 2007.
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