The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Robin Lehner agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Lehner, 27, posted a 3.01 goals-against average with a .908 save percentage in 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Lehner's NHL career totals feature a 2.82 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 219 games with Buffalo and the Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa selected Lehner in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He spent parts of four seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League and was named Playoff MVP after leading Binghamton to the 2011 Calder Cup Championship. Lehner posted a career year the following season, highlighted by an AHL-leading .938 save percentage and career-marks in wins (18) and goals-against average (2.12).
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Lehner played junior hockey in Frolunda's system in Finland before making his North American debut in 2009-10 with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. During his lone OHL season, Lehner led the league in shutouts (5) and was selected to the OHL All-Star Game.
On the international stage, Lehner represented his country at the 2011 World Junior Championships and the 2010 World Under-18 Junior Championships.