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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)
Letang ranks 6th among all NHL skaters in TOI/G with an average of 26:20 as of Nov. 24. Nine of his 11 points have been scored at CONSOL Energy Center, including 5 assists in the last home 5 games. Recorded 2nd multi-point game of the season (2A) on Nov. 17 vs. MIN. Played season-high 29:37. Has assists in 6 of his last 9 games and 9 points (1G-8A) in his last 10 games at home. Assisted on Sidney Crosby's PP goal on Nov. 4 at VAN & Kessel's GWG on Nov. 6. Played in his 500th NHL game on Oct. 28 at WSH. Picked up 2 assists in first multi-point game of the season on Oct. 20 vs. FLA. Scored first goal of season on Oct. 13 vs. MTL. Appeared in first game on Oct. 8 at DAL since suffering a season-ending concussion on Mar. 28, 2015 vs. ARI. His 0.75 points-per-game average since 2010 is 2nd among all NHL D-men behind only Ottawa's Erik Karlsson (.82). 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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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016