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Mark Letestu
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: February 4, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Elk Point, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 199
Shoots: Right

Career: Scored 1st career NHL goal on 2/1/10 vs. BUF (Miller)… Named PIT Rookie of the Year in 2010-11… Spent 1 season (2006-07) with Western Michigan Broncos (37GP-24G-22A-46P)… Named 2006-07 CCHA Rookie of the Year… Led NCAA in SHG (5) in 2006-07… Spent 3.5 seasons (2002-06) with Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), tallying 118G-130A-248P in 190 games… Was AJHL MVP and leading scorer in 2005-06 (58GP-50G-55A-105P)... Won 2006 Viking Cup with AJHL North All-Stars.

2013-14: Recorded career highs in GP (82, T-1st on CBJ), assists (22), points (34), PPG (5) and PIM (29)... Tallied 100th career NHL point (goal) on 1/17 vs. WSH... Recorded career-best 5-game point streak (4G-2A-6P) from 1/10-1/18... Skated in 200th career NHL game, 11/14 at BOS

2012-13: Led CBJ in goals (13), SHG (2) and takeaways (27)... Finished T-2nd on CBJ in points (27).

Personal: Nickname is ‘Testy’… Favorite player growing up: Saku Koivu... Favorite MLB team: Blue Jays... Favorite bands incl. Godsmack, Shinedown and Sevendust.

Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, March 22, 2007. Traded to Columbus by Pittsburgh for Columbus's 4th round choice (Matia Marcantuoni) in 2012 Entry Draft, November 8, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Almtuna (Sweden-2), December 3, 2012.
Quote of the Day

I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets