14 Facts About Artturi Lehkonen


Artturi Lehkonen was born on 4 July 1995 and is a Finnish professional ice hockey player playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.

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Artturi Lehkonen won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2022, scoring the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in game six.

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Internationally, Artturi Lehkonen has competed for the Finnish men's national team, winning medals at the U18 and U20 world championships.

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Artturi Lehkonen was born in Piikkio, but grew up in Turku.

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On 28 March 2014, Artturi Lehkonen opted to leave KalPa of the Finnish Liiga and further his development in the Swedish Hockey League, in signing a two-year contract with Frolunda HC.

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Artturi Lehkonen was influential in winning the Champions Hockey League that season, chipping in with twelve points in 13 outings.

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Artturi Lehkonen signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League on 8 May 2016.

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Artturi Lehkonen would manage 12 goals and 9 assists the following season.

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Artturi Lehkonen would have a career-best 31 points in the final year of his entry-level contract.

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On 24 June 2021, Artturi Lehkonen scored the series-clinching overtime goal in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals against the Vegas Golden Knights, allowing the Canadiens to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993.

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On March 21,2022, Artturi Lehkonen was traded by the Canadiens to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Justin Barron and a second-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

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In Game 4 of the series, Lehkonen scored the series-clinching goal in overtime to win the Clarence S Campbell Bowl and send his team to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive year.

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Artturi Lehkonen became the first player to achieve this feat since Gordie Drillon of the Maple Leafs in 1938 and 1939.

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Artturi Lehkonen's father is Ismo Artturi Lehkonen, a former professional hockey player and coach.

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