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Kris Letang | Defenseman | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (62) / PIT
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Kris Letang's production has spiked since Mike Sullivan took over as the Penguins coach.
Letang has an incredible eight goals and 25 points in 16 games since Sullivan replaced Mike Johnston in December. The 28-year-old has nine goals and 38 points in 41 games this season. He's worth owning in all fantasy formats. "He's put in a stretch of work here for our team that's really allowed us to climb back in this playoff race," Sullivan said of Letang. Feb 8 - 9:57 AM

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Kris Letang recorded three points in the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

The defenseman scored twice, including the winner, and assisted once. The Penguins were basically willed to a victory on the backs of two players, Letang and Sidney Crosby, who scored and assisted twice. The duo accounted for 13 of the team’s 35 shots, too. Trevor Daley got two helpers.
Feb 6 - 10:35 PM

Kris Letang has been named the third star of the month for January.

He compiled three goals and 11 assists in 10 games to lead all defensemen in scoring. Letang earned a point in eight of his 10 appearances.
Feb 1 - 6:41 PM

And just like that, we have our first goal of Sunday's All-Star Game.

It only took 61 seconds for Kris Letang to rip a wrister past Roberto Luongo, who by the way, stopped all nine of his shots faced in Saturday's breakaway challenge. Evgeni Malkin naturally had the assist.
Jan 31 - 5:40 PM

Kris Letang registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 2-0 victory over New Jersey Tuesday night.

Letang has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He has six goals and 33 points in 38 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 27 - 9:28 AM

Kris Letang took a maintenance day Monday.

He registered two assists on Saturday despite playing through a hand injury. Letang is expected to play on Tuesday if he is able to. We are going to leave him as active for now.
Jan 25 - 1:21 PM

Kris Letang is dealing with a hand injury.

Letang didn't practice on Friday as a result and is being called day-to-day. He has six goals and 30 points in 36 games this season. If he can't play on Saturday, then Derrick Pouliot might make his season debut.
Jan 23 - 6:00 AM

Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang assisted on both of the Penguins' goals in a 5-2 loss to the Blues in St. Louis Monday night.

Letang picked up his 23rd assist of the season on a goal by Chris Kunitz in the first period and his 24th assist on a goal by Evgeni Malkin in the second. Kunitz's goal was his eighth of the season. Malkin's was his 20th. The Pens and Blues were tied 1-1 after the first period and 2-2 after the second.
Jan 18 - 11:08 PM

Kris Letang (wrist) will play in Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Letang missed yesterday's game against Carolina, but he appears to be healthy enough to suit up tonight. The 28-year-old has six goals and 28 points in 34 games. Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly.
Jan 18 - 7:58 PM

Kris Letang (wrist) is on the ice for the pregame warm up.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said Letang would be a game-time decision. This bodes well for his status, but it's still not certain that he'll play. We'll keep you up to date on his status.
Jan 18 - 7:39 PM

Coach Mike Sullivan has noted that Pittsburgh will be without Kris Letang on Sunday, and will be a game-time decision on Monday.

Tough break for Pittsburgh, but unfortunately they're probably used to it by now. It's hard to imagine how much better he'll feel tomorrow versus today, but hockey players are anything if not quite tough.
Jan 17 - 1:17 PM

Kris Letang (arm) will be a game-time decision Sunday.

Letang suffered an apparent arm injury during Friday's game but did return to finish the game. He was not at practice Saturday. "A lot of pain," Letang said Friday after the game. "Checked with the doctors to make sure I was not putting myself at risk. We’ll get further tests on it." Stay tuned as there was not an update on Saturday. Letang has six goals and 28 points in 34 games and is a top-five defenseman in fantasy hockey when healthy.
Jan 17 - 8:39 AM

Kris Letang (undisclosed) didn't participate in Saturday's team practice.

Letang was in some pain after taking a solid hit from Bolts forward Ryan Callahan on Friday. He was able to stay in the game, but he's obviously still feeling the effects of that play. He'll be a game-time decision for tomorrow's game against Carolina.
Jan 16 - 6:06 PM

Kris Letang scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina on Tuesday.

Letang has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He now has five goals and 26 points in 33 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 13 - 7:15 AM

Kris Letang had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Tuesday.

Letang has been on fire lately with three goals and 10 points in his last five games. He seems to work well under coach Mike Sullivan's system, which should lead to Letang having a strong second half to the 2015-16 campaign.
Jan 6 - 11:36 AM

Depth Charts

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