He is expected to be ready for the start of the team’s training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Earlier this month, the Golden Knights signed the 29-year-old to a five-year, $25-million contract. Lehner, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, led Vegas to the Western Conference Final with a .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 16 playoff starts this summer. The six-foot-four, 240-pound netminder was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline, and finished the season with a 19-10-5 record, .920 SVV% and 2.89 GAA.
After spending the first five years of his career in Ottawa — which selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft — and three years in Buffalo, where he was not tendered a contract in the 2018 off-season, Lehner has come into his own the past two seasons. That started with a resurgent 2018-19, in which he captured the Masterton and Jennings trophies after posting a sterling .930 SVV% and 2.13 GAA.
Over the course of his 10-year career, he has compiled a 116-120-45 record with a .918 SVV% and 2.72 GAA.