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441 Career Points

Most in Franchise History by a Defenseman

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Kris Letang picked up his 441st-career point, surpassing Paul Coffey for the most points in franchise history by a defenseman. See more about Kris' career, and his path to establishing himself as one of the best defensemen to ever wear a Penguins jersey. 

Kris Letang Reflects on his Career

The Penguins literally hit the lottery in 2005 when they won the right to select Sidney Crosby first overall. But that draft was even more incredible because they managed to land another franchise player in the third round.

On Saturday, Kris Letang established a new Penguins team record for points by a defenseman (441) with an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to Montreal, passing Paul Coffey and adding his name to the team record books alongside fellow Penguins greats like Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

"It's exciting. It's great," Letang said. "I've been here my whole career. I've played with great players. To get my name written in next to Paul Coffey is pretty cool. You grow up and you just dream about playing in the NHL. Now, to have my name next to Paul Coffey, it's pretty exciting."

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Career Information/Accomplishments

Drafted:
3rd Round (62nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft

Three-time Stanley Cup Champion:
2009, 2016, 2017

Four-time NHL All-Star:
2011, 2012, 2016, 2018

Norris Trophy Nominee:
2013

Masterton Trophy Nominee:
2014, 2015, 2018

Penguins Alternate Captain:
2017-Present