The Ottawa Senators today recalled goaltender Robin Lehner on an emergency basis from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Lenher, 19, made his regular-season debut while making 28 saves in the B-Sens’ 7-1 loss to the visiting Hershey Bears on Friday night. In two pre-season games with Ottawa, Lehner earned a record of 1-1-0, including a 5-0 shutout victory at Toronto in the team’s first pre-season contest on Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre. In total, he stopped 47 of 49 shots while registering a .957 save percentage and 1.01 goals-against average.
A native of Goteborg, Sweden, Lehner was the Senators’ second of two second-round picks (46th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He spent the 2009-10 campaign with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, with whom he compiled a record of 27-12-0-3 (with five shutouts) in 47 games.
The 6-3, 220-pound Lenher made his professional debut with Binghamton on April 9, 2010, in a 6-5 win over the Adirondack Phantoms after signing an amateur tryout agreement with the club to conclude the season.