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Kris Letang | Defenseman | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (62) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Kris Letang had a minus-4 rating in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.
He has not played less than 25 minutes in a game this postseason and has logged 30 or more six times. That may have finally caught up to him in this match or he could have been guilty of trying to do too much with Trevor Daley injured, but he did not look like himself in this performance. May 23 - 8:04 AM

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Coach Mike Sullivan said after Friday's game that Kris Letang was fine.

He was hit into the boards from behind by Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan, who will not receive supplemental discipline from the league, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Letang left the game temporarily, but he was able to return. He logged 27:34 of ice time in the contest.
May 14 - 11:40 AM

Kris Letang recorded an assist in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime victory against Washington Tuesday night.

Letang has a goal and eight points in 10 playoff games. Over his career he has recorded 16 goals and 61 points in 103 postseason contests.
May 11 - 10:37 AM

Kris Letang will return to the Pittsburgh lineup for Game 5 after serving a one game suspension.

Letang was suspended by the NHL for his late and high hit on Marcus Johansson of the Capitals in Game 3. Letang has been by far the Penguins top blueliner so the win in Game 4 without him was a nice surprise. The Penguins will try to finish the series Saturday in Washington as they are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Letang has been stellar offensively for the Pens as he has seven points in eight games.
May 7 - 8:37 AM

Kris Letang has been suspended for one game for interference on Washington's Marcus Johansson.

He delivered a late and high hit to Johansson in Game 3 on Monday night and it earned him two minutes in the penalty box for interference. Letang, who has seven points in eight playoff games, will be eligible to return in Game 5 on Saturday night.
May 3 - 3:01 PM

Kris Letang will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety.

He could face supplemental discipline for an interference play on Washington's Marcus Johansson. Letang was given a two-minute penalty for a late and high hit on the play.
May 3 - 10:48 AM

Kris Letang played an amazing 35:22 Saturday.

It was amazing as the game ended in regulation. Letang was forced to play so many minutes after Olli Maatta suffered an injury after playing only 31 seconds, forcing the Penguins to play with only five defensemen. Letang did not have a point but was on the ice for both Penguin goals to go plus-two on the evening.
May 1 - 9:51 AM

Kris Letang won't face supplemental discipline for his high slash on New York's Viktor Stalberg Tuesday night.

There won't be a hearing even though Letang caught Stalberg in the face/neck area with his stick. He wasn't penalized on the play and Stalberg was able to stay in the game.
Apr 20 - 12:17 PM

Kris Letang won't play in Saturday's match with the Flyers.

Letang finishes his regular season on an eight game point streak. Wow. He also will have posted a career high of 51 assists and 67 points through 71 games.
Apr 9 - 1:10 PM

Kris Letang reached the 50-assist plateau for the first time in his career during Tuesday's 5-3 win over Ottawa.

Letang also extended his point streak to seven games, notching nine assists and 11 points over the span. Pittsburgh's perhaps most important offensive cog is now up to 66 points in 70 games thus far.
Apr 6 - 1:32 AM

Kris Letang records two assists in a 6-2 win against the Flyers on Sunday.

Letang extended his point streak to six games. He has 16 goals and 64 points in 69 contests this season. That's good for third place in the defensemen scoring race behind only Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson.
Apr 4 - 7:00 AM

Kris Letang registered an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Letang has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He has 15 goals and 58 points in 65 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 28 - 9:49 AM

Kris Letang fired a team-high five shots on goal but the Penguins fell 3-0 to the Devils on Thursday night.

Letang has 55 points in 63 games this season and has a two-game points streak snapped. The Pens will try to rebound in Detroit on Saturday night.
Mar 24 - 10:12 PM

Kris Letang scored his 12th goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

Letang's marker stood as the only goal the Penguins were able to muster on Tuesday night. He snapped a shot high glove side on Jaroslav Halak shortly after John Tavares put his team up 1-0. Letang counts 12 goals and 51 points in 56 games this season. The 28-year-old is red hot, putting up 11 points over the last 11 games.
Mar 8 - 10:45 PM

Kris Letang is heating up.

Letang picked up a trio of helpers during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres, and is now on a three game point streak. He has five points, all assists, over this span as well. Now with 36 assists and 45 points, it appears the talented defender is poised to topple his previous highs of 43 assists and 54 points set just a season ago.
Feb 21 - 3:41 PM

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C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Kael Mouillierat
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray