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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 is second among defensemen behind Erik Karlsson (.83) since the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Leads all team D-men with 9 G, 23 A, 32 PTS, 16 PPP and 119 shots. Ranks 1st on PIT averaging 25:11 of TOI/G. Has 9 points (1G-8A) in his last 8 games. Scored his 3rd-career shorthanded goal Dec. 13 at CBJ. Had points in 5 consecutive games dressed (4G-4A) from Nov. 24-Dec. 13. 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). Recorded 1A in 4 preseason GP 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. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 4 P: 4 PPG: 23 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.
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday