Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

Habs secure Artturi Lehkonen for two more seasons. (Photo: Canadiens)

Following the signing of Joel Armia, the Habs announced that they have inked Artturi Lehkonen to a two-year contract ($2.4M AAV).

Just like with his fellow countryman, Armia, the Canadiens avoided going to arbitration with the young Finn whose date was set for August 3rd.

Lehkonen just finished his third season with the Habs; having played all 82 games for the first time in his career. He scored 11 goals and registered 20 assists for 31 points. This was Lehkonen’s highest point total thus far, however, still a dip from his rookie year in the goal column where he had 18. The 24-year old has fantastic hockey sense and can be a great threat offensively. It’s only a matter of time before he breaks out on the scoresheet.

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One Response to Taking Care of Business; Lehkonen Signs Two-Year Contract

  1. Glad the 2 players deals are now finalized. I really think Lehkonen with some “polish” could be a decent scorer for this team.
    I really don’t think that rookie season of his was a fluke. I don’t know if the HABS have done any video comparison work using his 1st season and how he scored to what he’s done since. I thought personally he played his best “Offensive “ hockey when he was playing with Domi and Shaw. He was getting a lot of opportunities each game. With Shaw gone can he stay on that line?? I guess I’d like to find out which wing he wants to play on and then put him there and then Drouin on the other side of Domi. I wouldn’t be giving Drouin too much rope to play with like he did last season. If he’s not producing on that line or is pulling his invisible act then he needs to get pushed down to the 4th and work his way back up. Julien did that to Gally27 in his final season and he turned his game around. Drouin depends on others to do the heavy lifting for him. I’m tired of his excuses and lack of productivity.Honestly I wish Bergy would move him. He should never gave been given that contract. He hasn’t earned a dime of it.

    Ned Stark, Warden of the North July 12, 2019 at 12:10 am Reply

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