The defender Finnish Mikko Lehtonen, as the Montreal canadiens longed, has finally decided to choose the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Monday morning, the team, the City announced that the athlete of 26-year-old has signed a one-year contract. The financial details were not disclosed by the team, but it is a contract for entry into the national hockey League (NHL).
In 2019-2020, Lehtonen has enjoyed a remarkable first season with the Jokerit Helsinki in the national hockey League continentale (KHL). He has amassed 17 goals and 32 assists for 49 points in 60 games, which has made him the rear, the most productive of the circuit in Russian.
Last week, the Finn had decided to end its association with the Jokerit, and this, even if he remained another year to his contract. The defender wanted to make the jump to North America and many of the teams in the circuit Bettman would have been ready to receive him. In addition to the Leafs and CH, the New York Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils would have been teams that were.
Never drafted into the NHL, Lehtonen has rolled his hump in the best circuit of his country, as well as in the best league in Sweden before making the jump in the KHL. He has also represented his country in several competitions, including the olympic Games in Pyeongchang.