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Kris Letang

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Few players carry the spectrum of potential fantasy point production that Letang does. The former Norris Trophy finalist was struck by stroke in January and the fact that he came back in the same season says a lot about the blueliner. Despite suiting up for only 37 games, Le...

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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 chipped in with a pair of power-play assists Saturday in Toronto.

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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 4:37 43 51
2014-15 27 NHL PIT 4 0 4 4 1 6 9 0.0 0 0 23:42 0 4 4 4:26 9 7
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kris Letang was on the ice for 23:42.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kris Letang was on the ice for 4:26 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 25:38 6:43
2013-14 24:14 4:37
2014-15 23:42 4:26

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Kris Letang 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 NYI 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0.0 5 1 23:39 4:14
Oct 16 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 1 26:09 4:46
Oct 11 at TOR 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0.0 1 3 21:16 3:41
Oct 9 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 23:44 5:03

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

The Penguins plan to pair Letang with Christian Ehrhoff and skate the two blueliners whenever either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin is on the ice, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Letang, who suffered a stroke nearly eight months ago, has been working out without any complications this summer and should be a full participant for the start of training camp, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Letang will be shut down for four weeks to allow a couple broken bones to heal, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Letang notched the game-winning goal and two assists in Sunday's 3-0 Game 2 victory over the Rangers.

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Letang scored his first goal of the playoffs -- an empty-netter -- Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

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Letang has been removed from Pittsburgh's top power-play unit, according to the team's official site.

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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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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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2014-15

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2013-14

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 games, his 38 points (5G, 33A) tied PK Subban for most among all NHL defenders. With 80 points in his last 86 contests, there's little doubt Letang produces at an elite level when healthy. He's battled concussion and leg issues the past couple seasons, but there's no reason to expect any sort of fall off from the 26-year-old blueliner -- so long as he stays healthy.

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.