Lehtinen will represent Finland in his fifth Olympic Games (also 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) and first international appearance since the 2007 World Championships. He has 11-9--20 points in 26 career Olympic games, collecting a silver and two bronze medals. He has represented Finland 66 times in international contests, recording 22-26--48.
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas