Scott Lehman played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2005-06, all with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. The tough defenseman sat out 603 minutes in the penalty box over 244 career regular seasons games in the OHL. He was a team leader in that category over his final three seasons. Yet, in his final season, Lehman set up 50 goals in 68 games for the Majors.
Scott was all smarts off the rink, winning the Bobby Smith Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year for the 2003-04 season. Twice, 2002-03 and 2003-04, Lehman’s Majors went to the Eastern Conference finals before bowing out, in 2003 in seven games to Ottawa and in 2004 in six games to Mississauga.
The Atlanta Thrashers chose Lehman in the third round of the 2004 NHL draft, 76th overall. To date, Scott has played one game in the NHL, with the Thrashers during the 2008-09 season. Lehman is currently property of the Nashville Predators and playing in the East Coast Hockey League with the Cinncinati Cyclones, after starting the season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Until this season, Scott has played his pro hockey career split between the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League and the Gwinnett Gladiators of the East Coast Hockey League, both affiliates of the Atlanta Thrashers. In his rookie season, he was one of only three players on the Gladiators to play the full 72 games schedule. That total was in addition to three games played with the Wolves.
Scott joins fellow Ontario Hockey League grad Dylan Hunter on the Cincinnati Cyclones. Hunter was recently featured at OHL Alumni Central.
Both Scott Lehman and Dylan Hunter are found on the OHL Alumni Big List, along with over 600 other Ontario Hockey League grads playing professional hockey throughout the world.