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Kris Letang

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Penguins have 58 million reasons to expect big things from Letang for the next seven years. After signing the offensive defenseman to a long extension, the team will look for Letang to produce from the back line and add maturity to his overall game. Despite missing 13 ga...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 201   DOB: 4/24/1987   BORN: Montreal, Quebec   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #62 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Letang signed eight-year, $58 million contract extension with the Penguins in July of 2013.

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Letang had a disappointing playoff start Wednesday, compiling a minus-2 rating while committing a pair of ill-advised minor penalties.

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Kris Letang NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 19 7 2 0 2 -3 4 8 25.0 0 0 2 0 2
2007-08 20 63 6 11 17 -1 23 68 8.8 3 0 1 0 1
2008-09 21 74 10 23 33 -7 24 138 7.2 3 1 21:09 4 7 11 3:35 111 127
2009-10 22 73 3 24 27 1 51 174 1.7 0 0 20:59 0 5 5 2:41 112 93
2010-11 23 NHL PIT 82 8 42 50 15 101 236 3.4 2 0 24:02 4 20 24 5:02 167 109
2011-12 24 NHL PIT 51 10 32 42 21 34 142 7.0 3 1 24:50 4 11 15 4:46 83 86
2012-13 25 NHL PIT 35 5 33 38 16 8 95 5.3 1 0 25:38 1 12 13 6:43 45 59
2013-14 26 NHL PIT 37 11 11 22 -8 16 108 10.2 1 0 24:14 6 6 12 3:45 43 51
2013-14 Proj 26 NHL PIT 71 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Kris Letang

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Kris Letang – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

24:14

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kris Letang was on the ice for 24:14.

3:45

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Kris Letang was on the ice for 3:45 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 24:50 4:46
2012-13 25:38 6:43
2013-14 24:14 3:45

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Kris Letang 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 16 CLS 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:20 1:17
Apr 13 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 26:52 5:10
Apr 12 PHI 1 1 2 -1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 23:42 1:35
Apr 9 DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:30 1:10
Apr 6 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 5 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 3 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr 1 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 30 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 28 at CLS Did Not Play
Mar 27 LA Did Not Play
Mar 25 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 23 STL Did Not Play
Mar 22 TB Did Not Play
Mar 20 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 18 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 16 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 15 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar 11 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 10 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar 7 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar 6 at SJ Did Not Play
Mar 4 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar 1 at CHI Did Not Play
Feb 27 MON Did Not Play
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Feb 7 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 5 at BUF Did Not Play
Feb 3 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 1 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 30 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 27 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:05 1:55
Jan 25 at DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:51 6:26
Jan 23 at NYI 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:01 2:36
Jan 22 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 3 22:54 5:33
Jan 20 FLA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 23:48 3:56
Jan 15 WAS 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 5 2 23:20 3:26
Jan 11 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 22:30 3:29
Jan 10 at EDM 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 22:25 2:52
Jan 7 at VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 3 1 24:54 1:02
Jan 5 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 2 24:31 3:10
Jan 3 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 31 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 29 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec 27 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec 23 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 21 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 19 MIN Did Not Play
Dec 18 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 16 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 14 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 13 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 23:28 2:00
Dec 9 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 3 26:44 3:19
Dec 7 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 4 31:18 7:19
Dec 5 SJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 1 2 23:15 1:49
Dec 3 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 27:14 6:10
Nov 30 at FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 3 23:09 0:34
Nov 29 at TB 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:12 3:11
Nov 27 TOR 1 2 3 -2 0 1 2 0 3 33.3 0 3 23:33 4:41
Nov 25 at BOS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:27 0:50
Nov 23 at MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:17 1:58
Nov 22 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 24:28 0:45
Nov 20 at WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 2 23:02 3:09
Nov 18 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 24:38 4:22
Nov 16 at NJ 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 26:11 6:38
Nov 15 NSH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 22:40 5:37
Nov 13 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 28:37 6:54
Nov 9 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 29:04 3:31
Nov 6 at NYR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 22:56 6:52
Nov 2 at CLS 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:23 5:13
Nov 1 CLS 1 0 1 -1 4 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 1 21:52 4:35
Oct 30 BOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 2 23:29 1:08
Oct 28 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 24:07 2:16
Oct 26 at TOR 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 25:40 3:59
Oct 25 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 25:32 8:14
Oct 21 COL Did Not Play
Oct 19 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 17 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 15 EDM Did Not Play
Oct 12 at TB Did Not Play
Oct 11 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 8 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 5 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 3 NJ Did Not Play

Kris Letang: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Letang practiced at the left point of Pittsburgh's top power-play unit Tuesday, the Penguins' website reports.

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Letang picked up a power-play assist Sunday in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Senators.

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Letang scored a game-tying goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday and added an assist.

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Letang skated more than 22 minutes (22:30 TOI) in his first action since January on Wednesday and chipped in with an assist against Detroit.

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Letang, who is expected to pair with Rob Scuderi on Wednesday, will skate at the point on the team's No.2 power-play unit.

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Letang (illness) will return to the lineup Wednesday after sitting out since Jan. 27 following a stroke, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Letang (stroke) continues to practice but has no timetable for a return. “I was so concerned that I wouldn't play again this year,” Letang told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But when I had the green light, I felt fine. The first few days (of practice) were tough. But I'm good now.”

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Letang, who suffered a stroke on Jan. 29, will practice Monday, but there is no timetable for his possible return to the lineup, the Penguins' official site reports. "We had an idea that at this point in time he could possibly be cleared to practice," coach Dan Bylsma said Sunday. "He still has some other things to go through. He’s been working out, skating on his own and doing quite a bit on his own."

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Letang (illness) has been cleared for full practice participation.

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Letang (illness) has begun to skate again.

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Letang (illness) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Letang will receive "another battery of tests" in two or three weeks before the team decides whether or not he can return this season after suffering a stroke earlier this month, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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2012-13

The phrase "breakneck speed" springs to mind whenever Letang's game is described. The Pittsburgh defenseman can take over a play in either end of the ice. He was on pace for a career-best season when a late November hit by Montreal's Max Pacioretty wobbled him and forced him out for over a month. Even so, Letang compiled 42 points (10G, 32A) in 51 games. As a fantasy contributor, Letang offers hits (83), blocked shots (86) and penalty minutes (34). More than one-third of his points came on the power play (4G, 11A) and he's worked well with Sidney Crosby on the man advantage. Because of his style of play, injury will always present a heightened risk for Letang. That said, he ranks at the top of the fantasy list among defensemen. Be prepared to burn an early-round pick for Letang's services.

2011-12

Letang experienced a tale of two seasons like no one else in 2010-11. The early-season Norris Trophy candidate tallied 40 points (7 G, 33 A) in his first 45 contests, only to score one goal and nine helpers the rest of the way. Whether he was overworked remains debatable, but one factor is undeniable: Letang missed Sidney Crosby's presence more than any other Pittsburgh skater. Letang and Crosby clicked on the man advantage and Crosby seemingly took Letang's game with him when he suffered a season-ending concussion. Letang is only 24 years of age, however, and still has plenty of room to grow. He's worked hard on improving his overall game in all aspects. Letang still collected 101 PIMs, 167 hits and 109 blocked shots, and his weak finish might actually make him somewhat undervalued in fantasy circles heading into 2011-12. Provided Crosby and Evgeni Malkin come back, it's not a reach to suggest a 60 point-plus season for the right-handed shooting defender.

2010-11

Letang worked hard to improve his overall game in 2009-10 and his offense suffered as a result. At times it seemed as though Letang couldn’t hit the side of a barn door with his slap shot. Letang scored three times on 174 shots for a 1.7 shooting percentage – and that doesn’t include shots off the end boards or the glass. Nevertheless, Letang showed what he’s capable of when he netted five goals and seven points in 13 playoff games. In reality, Letang was likely stretched too thin last year by the paucity of capable and healthy blueliners on the roster. The 2010-11 season figures to be a better one for the 23-year-old after the team shored up its defensive corps in the offseason. Look for Letang to finish in the neighborhood of 35-40 points with Sergei Gonchar gone to Ottawa.

2009-10

Sometime during the spring of 2009, Letang seemed to leapfrog over veteran standout Sergei Gonchar as the Penguins' most important all-around defenseman. He collected 33 points in 74 games in his first full NHL season, and that includes just one goal through late January. His 7.2 shooting percentage ranked 22nd among defenders and that's the tip of the iceberg. At 22 and two years younger than fellow future fantasy stud Alex Goligoski, Letang has the best fantasy upside of any Pittsburgh defenseman.

2008-09

With Ryan Whitney out for at least two months to start the season, Letang will get a crack at playing a power-play point. Still only 20 years of age, Letang has the ability to succeed on the power play. Nine of his 17 points came on the man advantage in his rookie season. So long as Letang pays attention to his defensive details, the 2008-09 season could prove to be his breakout campaign.

2007-08

Letang played seven games early in the 2006-07 season with the Penguins (he scored two goals) before returning to his junior team in the QMJHL. When the season was all said and done, Letang had a fantastic year for Val-d'Or and he also was the captain of the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the World Junior Championship. Letang can really provide offense from the blue line and he has a real shot to earn a full-time job in Pittsburgh this season. He is just another in a long line of fantastic young players that belong to the Penguins.

2006-07

LeTang squeaked through the last cut with the Pens and will have to impress in his October audition or be returned to his junior team. LeTang has the rare righthanded shot on a team stacked with lefties. He's not afraid to shoot the puck and has plenty of offensive potential -- though he might be too green defensively to play consistently at the NHL level. He finished fourth on the team in preseason scoring with one goal and three assists and a plus-1 in four games.