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Kris Letang  #58

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 58 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (62nd overall)

2014 POSTSEASON:

Home: 7GP 2G-3A-5PTS  +4       Even Strength: 2G-2A-4PTS    Shorthanded: 0G-1A-1PTS

Road: 6GP 0G-1A-1PTS  E      Power Play: 0G-1A-1PTS

 

2014 POSTSEASON:

* His 15 career playoff goals are tied for the most in franchise history (Larry Murphy).

* Led team D-men w/29 shots.

* 2nd among team defensemen w/24:10 TOI/G, 19 hits and 22 BkS.

* 4th among team blueliners w/2:15 SH TOI/G.

* Tallied 38th postseason assist vs. NYR May 9 to surpass Sergei Gonchar for 2nd most playoff assists among Penguins D-men in franchise history.

* Notched 3rd career postseason 3-pt night (1G-2A) vs. NYR May 4.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

* Led team blueliners w/a career-high 11 goals.

* Ranked 1st among team D-men w/6PPG.

* Finished 2nd on team w/ 24:14 TOI/G.

* 3rd among team D-men in points (22).

* 4th among team D-men w/1:57 SH TOI/G.

* Voted Penguins Masterton Trophy nominee by PHWA.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

Home: 19GP 6G-9A-15PTS  -7   Even Strength: 5G-5A-10PTS

Road: 18GP 5G-2A-7PTS  E   Power Play: 6G-6A-12PTS

QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2005) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006. 2007) NHL Second All-Star Team (2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012) Missed majority of 2013-14 due to pre-season knee injury and heart ailment, February 7, 2014.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers