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 0.78 points-per-game average is tied for 4th among all NHL defensemen. Is the Penguins' Masterton Trophy nominee (recognition of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey) for the 2nd consecutive season. Leads all team D-men with 11 G, 43 A, 54 PTS, 24 PPP and 197 shots. Has accounted for 53.8% of goals by PIT D-men (14/26). His 54 points and 43 assists are a career high and his 11 goals tie a career high. Ranks 1st on PIT averaging 25:29 of TOI/G. Has 31 points (3G-28A) in his last 37 games. His 16 PTS in January (1G-15A) were 1st on PIT and 1st in the NHL among D-men. Recorded a career-high 5 assists Jan. 27 vs. WPG. Is the only NHL D-man to have a 5-point game this season. Had a season-long 4-game point streak (1G-3A) from Oct. 28-Nov. 4. 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). 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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Now we have an 'X' next to our name, which is nice. Now we have to keep trying to climb and catch these guys.

— Lightning goalie Ben Bishop on clinching a Stanley Cup Playoff berth and trailing the Canadiens by one point for the division lead
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