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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)

2014 POSTSEASON:

Home: 7GP 2G-3A-5PTS  +4       Even Strength: 2G-2A-4PTS    Shorthanded: 0G-1A-1PTS

Road: 6GP 0G-1A-1PTS  E      Power Play: 0G-1A-1PTS

 

2014 POSTSEASON:

* His 15 career playoff goals are tied for the most in franchise history (Larry Murphy).

* Led team D-men w/29 shots.

* 2nd among team defensemen w/24:10 TOI/G, 19 hits and 22 BkS.

* 4th among team blueliners w/2:15 SH TOI/G.

* Tallied 38th postseason assist vs. NYR May 9 to surpass Sergei Gonchar for 2nd most playoff assists among Penguins D-men in franchise history.

* Notched 3rd career postseason 3-pt night (1G-2A) vs. NYR May 4.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

* Led team blueliners w/a career-high 11 goals.

* Ranked 1st among team D-men w/6PPG.

* Finished 2nd on team w/ 24:14 TOI/G.

* 3rd among team D-men in points (22).

* 4th among team D-men w/1:57 SH TOI/G.

* Voted Penguins Masterton Trophy nominee by PHWA.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

Home: 19GP 6G-9A-15PTS  -7   Even Strength: 5G-5A-10PTS

Road: 18GP 5G-2A-7PTS  E   Power Play: 6G-6A-12PTS

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

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense