Robin Lehner
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
224 lb (102 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Ottawa Senators
Binghamton Senators (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born July 24 1991 (1991-07-24) (age 28),
Gothenburg, SWE
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2009
Ottawa Senators
Pro Career 2009 – present

Robin Lehner (born July 24, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. He was drafted into the NHL by the Ottawa Senators (2nd round, 46th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


Compared to many other players, Lehner started playing hockey relatively late at ten-years old.[1] He had previously played soccer, but found he was not very good at it. He started playing hockey with Mölndal IF, and in only seven years he became one of the top Swedish goalies in his age group.[1][2] Lehner played for Frölunda until the 2008-09 season. After being drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round, 46th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he moved to Canada to play with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

On March 29, 2010, Lehner signed a three-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa sports media have suggested that the "highly touted prospect" will provide some stability and longevity to the Senators goaltending, something the organization has rarely had since its inception.[3][4][5] Following a successful season in Sault Ste. Marie, the Senators organization informed the team that Lehner would not be returning as he would begin his time with the Binghamton Senators for the 2010-11 season.[6]

International competitionEdit

Lehner has competed internationally for Sweden in the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, United States where Sweden placed fifth. He will also be competing for starting goaltender at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York.[6]

Playing styleEdit

Lehner is a butterfly goalie who uses his large frame to his advantage. Despite his size, he remains quite mobile with good lateral movement.[1] Following the 2009 draft, the Senators scouting staff described Lehner's style as very competitive with good technique and a willingness to aggressively challenges shooters.[7] Team Sweden coach Stephan Lundh described him as a "steady, calm person. He's very determined."[8]

Robin's father, Michael Lehner, has helped coach Henrik Lundqvist, and has had a big influence on both goaltender's playing styles. His father never played goaltender, so he would often use his son as a "guinea pig" for Lundqvist.[1] Michael has done various forms of martial arts at an elite level and took his knowledge of movement over to goaltending.[1] He is currently the goaltending coach for Dinamo Minsk and the Belarus national team.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL Min GA SO GAA SV% GP W L Min GA SO GAA SV%
2007-08 Frölunda Swe U18 19 1147 34 6 1.78 4 243 15 0 3.70
2008-09 Frölunda Jr. Swe Jr. 22 1318 67 1 3.05 .903
2008-09 Frölunda Swe U18 2 117 5 0 2.56 7 438 19 0 2.60
2009–10 Soo Greyhounds OHL 47 27 13 3 0 2574 120 5 2.80 .918 5 1 4 279 20 0 4.29 .874
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 2 2 0 0 120 6 0 3.00 0.898

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • CHL Goalie of the Week (November 16–22, 2009)
  • CHL Goalie of the Week (Jan 25-31, 2010)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Robin Lehner. Retrieved on August 4, 2010.
  2. Lehner, Robin: Draft Prospect Card - 2009. Retrieved on August 4, 2010.
  3. Brennan, Don (May 26, 2010). Senators, Brodeur ink one-year deal. Sun Media. Retrieved on August 6, 2010.l
  4. Garrioch, Bruce (September 9, 2009). Fast Lehner too good for junior?. Sun Media. Retrieved on August 6, 2010.l
  5. Brennan, Don (April 21, 2010). Goalie graveyard for Sens:Year after year, netminders can't carry team. Sun Media. Retrieved on August 7, 2010.l
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tony (August 24, 2010). SnapShot: Robin Lehner. SenShot. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.l
  8. Gunning, Holly (April 26, 2009). 2009 prospects: Robin Lehner. Hockey’s Future. Retrieved on August 4, 2010.

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