3. Kari Lehtonen (2010-2018)
Kari Lehtonen’s 445 games played over 9-years is the 2nd most in Dallas Stars modern day history.
Of Lehtonen’s most notable seasons, none is arguably as impressive as 2013-14. Then age 30, Lehtonen led all NHL goalies with 65 games-played and an incredible, 3,804 minutes of time on ice. The Finnish net-minder was nothing short of an iron man and earned an 8th place finish in 2014 Vezina Trophy voting.
Lehtonen was charged with protecting the net during some of the darkest days in Dallas Stars history. The team only made the playoffs twice (2013-14, 2015-16) during Lehtonen’s tenure with both appearances ending early.
Lehtonen was a fan favorite while in Dallas and was often the face of player and community outreach events. He finished his career with the Stars having tallied a .912 SV% and 2.63 GAA.