Lehkonen shows again why he cost the Avalanche so much

Published April 4, 2022 at 10:04

As you know, Artturi Lehkonen was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Colorado Avalanche on March 21 in exchange for Justin Barron and a second round pick.

Many people were surprised by the acquisition cost and especially surprised that the Avalanche decided to trade the young Barron.

However, Colorado fans are quickly beginning to understand what Lehkonen can bring to the table in both directions, and one of his big defensive plays this weekend against the Pittsburgh Penguins brought a standing ovation in the stands of their new arena.

Lehkonen paired up with Valeri Nichushkin, and they completely neutralized a potential offensive breakthrough by Kris Letang.

It's the kind of highlight you don't see often and it's worth noting. In any case, Avalanche fans and their head coach really appreciated it:

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Lehkonen shows again why he cost the Avalanche so much

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