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Kris Letang

Kris Letang  #58

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 58 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (62nd overall)
His 0.75 points-per-game average since 2010 is 2nd among all NHL D-men behind only Ottawa's Erik Karlsson (.82). Led all PIT defensemen with 4 points (1G-3A) in 4 preseason games. 2014-15 SEASON/CAREER: Was Penguins' Masterton Trophy nominee (recognition of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey) for the 2nd consecutive season. Led all team D-men with 11 G, 43 A, 54 PTS, 24 PPP and 197 shots. Accounted for 40.7% of goals by PIT D-men (11/27). His 54 PTS and 43 assists are a career high and his 11 goals tie a career high. Ranked 1st on PIT averaging 25:29 of TOI/G. Had 31 PTS (3G-28A) in his last 37 games. His 16 PTS in Jan. (1G-15A) were 1st on PIT and 1st in the NHL among D-men. Recorded a career-high 5 assists Jan. 27 vs. WPG, and became the only NHL d-man to have a 5-point game in 2014-15. His 15 career playoff goals are tied for the most in franchise history (Larry Murphy). Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 5 P: 5 PPG: 24 SHG: 3
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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You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.

— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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