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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

I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82