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Mark Letestu

29-Year-Old Center – Columbus Blue Jackets

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Letestu played in all 82 games last season and scored a career-high 34 points, thanks in large part to his skill in the faceoff circle getting him enough power play time to pick up 11 power play points. Those opportunities could dwindle as the young roster around him improve...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  1/6/2015
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 199   DOB: 2/4/1985
BORN: Elk Point, Alberta   DRAFTED: No  

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Mark Letestu Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $2.5 million extension with the Blue Jackets in April 2013.

December 17, 2014  –  Mark Letestu News

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Letestu (groin) skated Wednesday for the second time since undergoing surgery just over two weeks ago, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Mark Letestu 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
2009-10 24 10 1 0 1 -2 2 9 11.1 0 0 7:29 0 0 0 0:09 9 1
2010-11 25 NHL PIT 64 14 13 27 4 13 128 10.9 3 0 14:15 4 2 6 2:33 51 15
2011-12 26 NHL CLS 51 11 13 24 -3 6 105 10.5 0 0 16:15 4 4 8 2:39 53 18
2011-12 26 NHL PIT 11 0 1 1 -6 2 9 0.0 0 0 12:50 0 0 0 2:21 7 1
2012-13 27 NHL CLS 46 13 14 27 7 10 92 14.1 2 2 16:31 3 2 5 1:13 36 12
2013-14 28 NHL CLS 82 12 22 34 1 20 122 9.8 1 1 14:41 5 6 11 1:29 63 25
2014-15 29 NHL CLS 9 3 2 5 -1 0 16 18.8 1 1 16:28 0 0 0 1:16 8 6
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL CLS 81 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Mark Letestu

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Mark Letestu – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Mark Letestu was on the ice for 16:28.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Mark Letestu was on the ice for 1:16 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 16:31 1:13
2013-14 14:41 1:29
2014-15 16:28 1:16

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Mark Letestu 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 16 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 13 PIT Did Not Play
Dec 11 at WAS Did Not Play
Dec 9 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 6 at TB Did Not Play
Dec 4 at FLA Did Not Play
Dec 1 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 29 at NSH Did Not Play
Nov 28 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 25 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 22 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov 21 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 18 DET Did Not Play
Nov 15 SJ Did Not Play
Nov 14 at PHI Did Not Play
Nov 11 at WAS Did Not Play
Nov 8 TB Did Not Play
Nov 7 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov 4 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 1 at NJ Did Not Play
Oct 31 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 28 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:17 3:51
Oct 26 at LA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:28 0:39
Oct 24 at ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 15:45 0:55
Oct 23 at SJ 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 50.0 0 0 15:27 1:20
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Oct 18 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:41 2:24
Oct 17 CGY 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:32 1:51
Oct 14 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:49 0:12
Oct 11 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 16:17 0:10
Oct 9 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:52 0:01

Mark Letestu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Letestu (groin) skated Monday for the first time since having surgery, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Letestu underwent surgery Tuesday to repair groin and abdominal injuries and is expected to be out six weeks.

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Letestu (groin) returned to the ice Monday morning at the Jackets' practice facility, NHL.com's Rob Mixer reports.

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Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said that Letestu "had a little setback" in his recovery from a groin injury, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Letestu (groin) resumed skating over the weekend.

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The Blue Jackets placed Letestu (groin) on injured reserve Thursday, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.

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Letestu suffered a groin pull in Tuesday's loss to the Senators and has been ruled out for two-to-four weeks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Letestu scored in a losing effort against the Kings on Sunday.

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Letestu scored his first two goals of the year Thursday, opening with a second-period shortie and finishing with the game-winner in the waning seconds of the third period.

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Letestu dished out a pair of assists and was a plus-2 in Friday's win over Calgary.

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Letestu scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-4 preseason win over the Blues.

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Letestu potted his 11th goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Stars.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Useful jack-of-all-trades forward Letestu led the Blue Jackets in goals and was second in scoring last season with 13 tallies and 27 points in 46 games. The team continues to improve its depth though, and with youngsters Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner pushing for playing time up the middle, Letestu could see his shifts decline. Last year's pace was his ceiling, not the start of a new trend.

2012-13

Letestu scored 11 goals and 24 points in 51 games with Columbus after coming over from the Penguins. He's miscast as a top-six forward, but the Blue Jackets' lack of depth up front will likely continue to get him chances on scoring lines for the time being. He struggled in a larger role with Pittsburgh at the beginning of last season after putting up 14 goals and 27 points in the 2010-11 season.

2011-12

In 2010, Letestu provided an early-season spark for Pittsburgh and may have created unrealistic fantasy-world expectations in the process. The third- or fourth-line center scored seven points in his first seven games before settling in with 20 points (10, 10) in the next 57 contests. Letestu is neither a physical player (63 hits) nor an aggressive one (13 penalty minutes). Instead, he's a smart player whose value lies more within the framework of the Penguins than on fantasy teams.

2010-11

Letestu's pedestrian numbers in the NHL last year -- one goal in 10 games -- don't do justice for the way he responded when called up. Letestu, who scored 23 goals and 55 points in 63 AHL contests, earned the trust of coach Dan Bylsma for his dirty work in the corners. He'll likely start the season with the Baby Pens, but he could very easily see 10 minutes or so on a third or fourth line for extended periods of time with Pittsburgh in 2010-11.