The Panini America Interview: Dallas Stars Goalie Kari Lehtonen on Collecting, Signing

March 11, 2011

Would you trade a cherished Wayne Gretzky hockey card for one of Felix Potvin? Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen would . . . and has. And he’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Lehtonen revealed that and so much more on Thursday evening during a signing at his home with Panini America hockey acquisitions guru Alex Carbajal.

While signing some sweet on-card autos for the company’s upcoming 2010-11 Pinnacle and 2010-11 Playoff Contenders¬†products, Lehtonen took some time to elaborate on the evolution of his signature, his collecting past in Finland and whether he ever thinks about hockey cards while in net.