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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)
His 0.78 points-per-game average is 2nd among all NHL D-men. 2015 POSTSEASON: 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: Is the Penguins' Masterton Trophy nominee (recognition of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey) for the 2nd consecutive season. Led all team D-men with 11 G, 43 A, 54 PTS, 24 PPP and 197 shots. Accounted for 40.7% of goals by PIT D-men (11/27). His 54 PTS and 43 assists are a career high and his 11 goals tie a career high. Ranked 1st on PIT averaging 25:29 of TOI/G. Had 31 PTS (3G-28A) in his last 37 games. His 16 PTS in Jan. (1G-15A) were 1st on PIT and 1st in the NHL among D-men. Recorded a career-high 5 assists Jan. 27 vs. WPG. The only NHL D-man to have a 5-point game this season. 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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