ATLANTA – The Atlanta Thrashers have their No. 1 goalie back under contract.
The Thrashers signed Kari Lehtonen to a US$3-million, one-year contract on Wednesday. The 24-year-old restricted free agent earned $2.2 million last season, when he had a career-best .916 save percentage to go along with a 17-22-6 record.
Lehtonen has spent his entire career in Atlanta after being drafted second overall by the Thrashers in 2002.
He has a career record of 75-61-14 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.