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Jere Lehtinen

Jere Lehtinen  #26

Right Wing
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: June 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Espoo, Finland
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: MNS / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (88th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Frank J. Selke Trophy 1997-1998 / 1998-1999 / 2002-2003
Finnish First All-Star Team (1995) WC-A All-Star Team (1995)Frank J. Selke Trophy (1998, 1999, 2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1998) Rights transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to leg injury vs. Nashville, October 16, 1999. Officially announced his retirement, December 8, 2010.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday