Off The Post: Robin Lehner Helps Islanders Stay In Playoff Race – Islanders goalie Robin Lehner returned Saturday and played great in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to move closer to clinching a playoff berth. Currently, the Islanders are in second place in the Metropolitan division with 95 points. After the game, Lehner chatted with Russ Cohen.
Robin Lehner – Player Profile
On July 24th, 1991, Robin Lehner was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. He began his hockey career playing with Molndal IF. He would move on to play for Frolunda HC until 2008-09. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He would relocate to Canada to play for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL.
Lehner made his NHL debut in the third period of a game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 16th, 2010. At 19 years, two months and 24 days, he became the youngest Swedish goaltender to play in the NHL. Collectors can find Robin Lehner’s rookie cards in 2010-11 hockey products. His Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card appears in 2010-11 Series 2 Hockey. Lehner’s rookie season came when Panini held an NHL license, and collectors can find his cards among Panini’s 2010-11 catalog of hockey products.
On June 26th, 2015, Lehner was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. He would spend three seasons in Buffalo before signing with the Islanders are a free agent on July 3rd, 2018. This season, he has played in 42 games for the Islanders, starting in 39. He has a 22-12 record with a .928 save percentage and 2.17 GAA. His save percentage and goals against average are both third overall in the entire league! Collectors can find Lehner in his Islanders jersey in 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 2.
Robin Lehner – Career Stats
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Baseball’s Best Rookies
Numbers Don’t Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History
100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
Pioneers of Baseball
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