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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The honors keep coming for Kris Letang.

The Canadian defenseman was chosen as an all-star at the World Junior Championship tournament in Sweden after he helped guide Team Canada to its third-straight gold medal.

Letang, Canada’s captain and a Penguins 2005 third-round pick, joined Team USA’s Erik Johnson as defensemen on the all-star team. Goalkeeper Carey Price (Canada) and forwards Alexei Cherepanov (Russia), Jonathan Toews (Canada) and Pat Kane (USA) rounded out the all-star squad.

Canada captured its third-straight World Junior Championship gold medal Friday in Sweden with a 4-2 win over Russia.

Letang had an assist in the championship game. He set up Bryan Little’s goal in the first period to give Canada a 2-0 lead.

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

Johnson led all defensemen in scoring with 10 points (4+6) and helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal.


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