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Kris Letang

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)
His 0.82 points per game average ranks 2nd among all defensemen (Erik Karlsson; 0.86) since the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Leads all team D-men with 3G, 10A, 13 PTS, 9PPP and 54 shots. Ranks 1st on PIT averaging 24:37 of TOI/G and 4:08 of PP TOI/G. Tied a career-high in goals (2) and points (4) Nov. 8 at BUF. Had a season-long 4-game point streak (1G-3A) from Oct. 28-Nov. 4. Scored his first goal of the season (PPG) Oct. 30 vs. LA. Had power-play assists in 3 straight games for the 1st time in his career (Oct. 11-18). Notched a season-high 2 assists Oct. 11 at TOR. Recorded 1 assist in 4 preseason games and led all PIT D-men with 17 shots. His 15 career playoff goals are tied for the most in franchise history (Larry Murphy). Led team D-men w/a career-high 11 goals in 2013-14. Voted Penguins Masterton Trophy nominee by PHWA. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 4 P: 4 PPG: 23 SHG: 2
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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When things aren't going well for us in this city [Toronto], I think there is a lot of overanalyzing going on. You've got the most passionate fans in the world here and a lot of (media) coverage, so you know there's going to be a lot of people giving their two cents worth on us.

— Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday
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