It is a coincidence that Mikko Lehtonen is scheduled for today, the first day that we’ll see him on the ice with the Leafs, and in reality, the first time many of us will be taking a look at Lehtonen ever. If your exposure to Lehtonen is what you can find online, you’ve probably established that he’s got a great shot from the point and he’s an offence first type of defenceman. Think more Barrie than Ceci.
Given Lehtonen’s offence, his number is 1. He’s been a point per game player in the KHL this season, and that’s one of the reasons for choosing that number. Along with the fact that today is his first day, and also because there may be a case for making him the defenceman on the number 1 power play unit.
Mikko Lehtonen scores his 8th goal of the season. He’s now up to 8 goals and 8 assists in 14 games. #Leafs pic.twitter.com/N0pwuBWv1I
— Nick Richard (@_NickRichard) October 21, 2020
Until we get the Leafs defensive pairings in a matter of minutes, none of us really have an idea where Sheldon Keefe envisions playing Lehtonen. While he has a …
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