Thrashers re-sign goalie Kari Lehtonen to $3-million, one-year deal

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.

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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.