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.
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."