#54 Robin Lehner – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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Robin Lehner {Kevin Prahl - Flickr}
Robin Lehner {Kevin Prahl - Flickr}


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54. Robin Lehner

DOB: Jul 24, 1991
Age: 17
Place of Birth: Gothenburg, Sweden
HT: 6-3 WT: 220
Shoots: L

One-Timer: As TSN notes, European Scouting states: “Robin looks pretty similar to Henrik Lundqvist. He makes himself look very big in the net and there is not much room to shoot at. He challenges shooters pretty well and his lower net butterfly coverage is good.” Robin’s father, Michael, actually coached NY Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Lehner is a big goalie already, but is very agile. He will have to work on rebound and puck control and mental toughness to take his game to the next level.

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Henrik Lundquist

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Scouting Combine Performance:

TSN staff interestingly reported: “While a lot of players put in a great deal of effort, perhaps none was more conspicuous than goaltender Robin Lehner (top-ranked European goaltender), on the Wingate cycle test, grunting like an animal as he maxed out his effort, before nearly collapsing off the bike altogether when he finished.”

International Tournaments: Lehner didn’t have the flashiest WJC-U18 by any stretch, but did manage a .916 save percentage.

ETA = 4 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 4/5   Reward = 4/5

NHL Potential: Starting Goalie

Fantasy Hockey Potential: n/a

Other Rankings:

  • ISS:  6-G
  • CSB: 1E-G
  • TSN: 47
  • THN: 52

Video Links:

Top 10 Swedish Prospects (Lehner #9)


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