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 0.86 points-per-game average is first among all NHL defensemen. Leads all team D-men with 10 G, 39 A, 49 PTS, 22 PPP and 164 shots. Ranks 1st on PIT averaging 25:41 of TOI/G. Has 26 points (2G-24A) in his last 25 games. Has 10 goals for the 4th time in his career. Has hit the 40-point plateau for the 3rd time in his career, and 1st time since 2011-12 (42PTS). 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 points in 5 consecutive games dressed (4G-4A) from Nov. 24-Dec. 13. Had a season-long 4-game point streak (1G-3A) from Oct. 28-Nov. 4. Had PPA's 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). Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 5 P: 5 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

I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday