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LETANG EARNS QMJHL WEEKLY AWARD AS HE CONTINUES HOT PLAY

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang continues to rack up honors in the QMJHL.

The Penguins’ 2005 third-round draft choice was named QMJHL player of the week from March 22-25.

He maintained his scintillating play Wednesday night as Val-d’Or swept its first-round playoff series with Chicoutimi. Letang had one assist in a 4-1 triumph.

For the four-game series, Letang had 13 points (6+7) with two short-handed goals and a pair of power-play goals. He finished as a plus-4 and converted on 28.6 percent of his shots on goal with six tallies on 21 shots.

Letang, a QMJHL first-team all-star in the league’s postseason awards, scored 14 goals and added 38 assists in 40 games for Val-d’Or during the regular season.

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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