Last year, Robin Lehner was terrific for the New York Islanders both on and off the ice. Almost a year ago now, an article appeared in The Athletic from Lehner talking about his struggles with mental health and addiction.
It made Lehner relatable, he’s a star athlete but depression, anxiety, and addiction don’t exclude athletes. Islanders fans welcomed him with open arms and the relationship was mutually beneficial.
On the ice, Robin was phenomenal. He went 25-13-5 with a .930 save percentage and a 2.13 goals against average. His save percentage and goals against average was good enough to get him in the top-five of both categories.