|Born|| 4 July 1995,|
| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
| NHL team|
| Montreal Canadiens|
|NHL Draft|| 55th overall, 2013|
Artturi Lehkonen (born 4 July 1995) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player. He is currently signed with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Lehkonen was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
He was born in Piikkiö, but grew up in Turku. He played for TuTo and TPS as a youngster and logged his first minutes in Finland's top-flight Liiga for TPS during the 2011–12 season. He then joined fellow Liiga outfit KalPa prior to the 2012–13 campaign.
On 28 March 2014, Lehkonen opted to leave KalPa of the Finnish Liiga and further his development in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), in signing a two-year contract with Frölunda HC. In his second year in Sweden, the 2015–16 season, he made 49 SHL appearances, tallying 16 goals and 17 assists in the regular season plus 16 games in postseason play with a league-best eleven goals and eight assists en route to claiming the title. The 19 points tallied beat Daniel Alfredsson 2004–05 playoffs performance (18pts) to establish a new team record for most points in a single playoff year. He was also influential in winning the Champions Hockey League that season, chipping in with twelve points (five goals, seven assists) in 13 outings.
On 11 July 2019, the Canadiens re-signed Lehkonen to a two-year, $4.8 million contract extension.
Lehkonen is a supporter of Arsenal FC.
|Competitor for Finland|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
Regular season and playoffsEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
|Le Mat Trophy (Frölunda HC)||2016|||
|Champions (Frölunda HC)||2016|
- ↑ Uutiset - Hyökkääjät Antti Kerälä ja Artturi Lehkonen KalPaan kahden vuoden sopimuksilla.
- ↑ World Junior Champion Lehkonen to Frolunda. Frölunda HC (2014-03-28). Retrieved on 2014-03-28.
- ↑ Statistics | Champions Hockey League.
- ↑ Canadiens agree to terms on a three-year contract with forward Artturi Lehkonen.
- ↑ MTL@TOR: A determined bunch (en-US).
- ↑ Cowan, Stu (2019-07-11). Canadiens sign Artturi Lehkonen and Joel Armia to two-year contracts (en).
- ↑ Sincere gratitude (16 October 2018). Retrieved on 10 February 2019.
- ↑ Starstruck: Artturi Lehkonen on Bacary Sagna (18 August 2018). Retrieved on 9 February 2019.
- ↑ Otteluseuranta: Ruotsi - Suomi 11.02.2016 (Euro Hockey Tour).
- ↑ "Frolunda Swedish champions for 2015/16" (in Swedish). norran.se (2016-04-24). Retrieved on 2016-05-04.
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