Per Darren Dreger. Much like Carl Soderberg of a year ago, Lehtera has been highly coveted for close to a decade. Here is what was said about him in the FAntasy Prospects Report:
Jori Lehtera, C (TY 251) (read more on Lehtera here)
(LY - 182)
The Finnish scoring machine completed another highly-successful campaign in the KHL where he led Novosibirsk Sibir in points for the second consecutive year. With regards to his NHL future, the probability of Lehtera ever crossing the pond is not very good at this point considering his age (26) and the fact that he rejected a one-way contract offer from the Blues last summer. He is expected to spend next year once again in the KHL and honor the final year of his contract. Even though the odds of Lehtera's arrival in North America are slim, there is a lot to like about him as a player. At 6-2 and 190 lbs he has good size to go along with excellent playmaking abilities. This would help him translate his game to the NHL and perhaps even thrive in the Western Conference where many mammoth centermen reside. Hey - Carl Soderberg crossed the pond at 27, so you never know…
Upside - Joe Thornton (25-50-75, 40 PIM)
3YP - (15-30-45, 30 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside) - 40%, 20%
Expected arrival - 2015-16 or never
DobberHockey Draft Advice - Don't bother, unless your league is very deep and you have a roster spot you can waste a late pick on.
Obviously, the draft advice changes to "a decent final round option"