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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang was named a QMJHL first-team all-star in the league’s postseason awards.

Letang, a Penguins 2005 third-round draft choice, scored 14 goals and added 38 assists in 40 games for Val-d’Or.

His hot play continued in the postseason. He has 12 points in the first three playoff games for Val-d’Or. He tallied five points (2+3) in an 8-2 series-opening win over Chicoutimi.

He followed that up with a three-point effort (2+1) in a 5-4 triumph. On Tuesday night, he scored the game-winning goal in double overtime and added another goal and two assists in a 4-3 win.

Letang, the Foreurs’ captain, also captained Team Canada to a third-straight gold medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships.

A right-handed defenseman, Letang, named one of Canada’s top three players, finished the tournament tied for second in defenseman scoring with six points (0+6) in six games. He had 12 penalty minutes and finished with a plus-4 rating.

Letang was selected as one of the tournament’s top players.

Letang had two goals in seven games with the Penguins this year before the 19-year-old was returned to his junior team.



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