Jori Lehtera is headed to the KHL to join SKA Saint Petersburg.
This comes to us via the RIA Novosti news agency in Mother Russia.
Crappy Google translation:
Source: Yori Lehterya will move from “Philadelphia” to SKA
MOSCOW, June 5 – RIA News.
Finnish striker of the club Philadelphia NHL Yori Lehter continue his career in the SKA Petersburg, told RIA Novosti source familiar with the situation.
Last season, the 31-year-old forward in 27 matches of the regular season NHL scored 1 puck and gave 2 assists.
In 2010-2011, Lehter played in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, in 2011-2014 he was a player in Novosibirsk Siberia.
Last season Lehtera was caught up in a cocaine ring investigation in his native Finland. I believe the last update we did for Crossing Broad was back in January, when he skipped a non-mandatory court appearance. In March, he was sentenced to four months of probation for possessing cocaine but apparently not selling or trafficking it. Lehtera went on waivers in February, cleared, and played five games for the Phantoms. He posted 11 points in 89 games for the Flyers over two seasons.
Lehtera, of course, was a part of the Brayden Schenn/St. Louis/draft picks trade. Schenn is now playing for Craig Berube in the Stanley Cup finals while, well, whatever. We don’t have to go down that road again.
I’ll leave you with this:
Players that have played for the Flyers the last few years that couldn't find an NHL job or had to play in the minors and hoped to be called up VandeVelde, Lehtera, Manning, Lyubimov, Nick Schultz, Umberger, Medvedev, Ryan White, Knight and Varone.
What a gong show.
Make it end.
— FlyersPuckSauce (@FlyersPuckSauce) June 5, 2019