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Mark Letestu | Center | #55

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
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Mark Letestu had an assist in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Sunday.
Letestu has nine goals and 22 points in 75 contests in 2015-16. He needs just one more point to reach the 150-mark in his career. Mar 21 - 8:37 AM

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Mark Letestu scored twice and added an assist in a 6-4 Edmonton victory over St. Louis.

Letestu was the leading scorer for the Oilers in a wild high-scoring affair. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice on the power-play which the Oilers capitalized on four times. Five Oiler players scored in double digits in a surprising explosion of goals against a strong Blues team.
Mar 17 - 1:36 AM

Mark Letestu scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.

The goal was Letestu’s sixth of the season and his 12th point in 43 games. He's a reliable bottom six-forward, but he doesn't possess any fantasy value moving forward. Lauri Korpikoski and Matt Hendricks earned the assists on his first period goal.
Jan 11 - 12:21 AM

Mark Letestu lit the lamp for the Oilers, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 2-1 in overtime to the Canucks on Saturday.

Raise your hand if this had any direct effect on your fantasy team. Didn’t think so. Letestu’s goal was his first since Dec. 2, and just his fourth of the season (and ninth point). Lauri Korpikoski and Matt Hendricks chipped in with the helpers.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Mark Letestu scored once and added an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over Boston on Wednesday.

Letestu's goal was a shorthanded marker off a nice setup two-on-one with Matt Hendricks who also scored in a nice game for the Oiler's depth forwards. The goal was his third of the season and fourth assist. Jordan Eberle scored the only goal in the shootout for either team.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Mark Letestu will be a game-time decision Wednesday.

He didn't take part in the morning skate, which makes him questionable to play against Boston.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Mark Letestu broke his five game point drought with a goal in Friday's 5-1 win over New Jersey.

It had also been six games since he'd scored. While Letestu wasn't brought on to put the puck in the net, four points in 20 games is not acceptable. Which says something about Edmonton's center depth, if nothing else.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Mark Letestu hasn't recorded a point in his last seven contests.

Letestu has a goal and two assists in 15 games this season. He typically doesn't play with the Oilers' skilled forwards, but he did get some ice time with Benoit Pouliot and Nail Yakupov recently. We'll have to see where that leads, but we're not too optimistic about Letestu's chances of being a significant producer offensively this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:21:00 AM

Mark Letestu scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-1 win over Detroit on Wednesday.

Letestu has a goal and an assist in seven contests this season. He's not expected to have much fantasy value in standard leagues in 2015-16.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Mark Letestu had an assist in Edmonton's 2-1 overtime win against Vancouver on Sunday.

It was Letestu's first point in six games with Edmonton. He inked a three-year, $5.4 million deal with the Oilers over the summer.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Mark Letestu has agreed to a three-year pact with Edmonton worth $1.8 million per season.

He notched seven goals and 13 points in 54 games with Columbus last season. Edmonton was looking for a right-handed center and Letestu gives them some depth down the middle.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Mark Letestu wants to return to the Columbus Blue Jackets next season.

The versatile center is not interested in getting to free agency and although there have been no contract negotiations of late, Letestu hopes he can re-sign. "The culture here has changed; the bar has been raised," Letestu said. "We’re not here to be lovable losers. It’s nice to be the guys who won’t quit, I supposed, but we want to be winners. Hopefully what happened this season pushes and motivates guys all summer. The standard has gone up. We want to get back to the playoffs, get back to the dance." Letestu finished the season with only seven goals and 13 points in 54 games, far off his career high 34 points last season.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 07:03:00 AM

It wouldn't be shocking to see Mark Letestu traded before the deadline.

Although the Blue Jackets have expressed an interest in re-signing Letestu before he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, there hasn't been much progress made towards that goal. "We've had talks that, basically, we should have talks," agent Allain Roy said. "That's pretty much all we've had -- just an agreement that we should talk. There's pretty much been nothing there. I'm trying to figure out what the team is going to do. I don't suspect they're going to make the playoffs at this point. So are they going to start moving guys? I'm kind of waiting to see, to be honest with you." Letestu has five goals and seven points in 21 games this season. He missed a good chunk of the campaign due to an abdominal injury, but he returned on Jan. 6.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

Letestu will play on Tuesday for the first time since Oct. 28. He's projected to center the third line, which will also include Jeremy Morin and Jack Skille. Michael Chaput and Adam Cracknell have been sent to the minors to make room for Letestu and the return of Cam Atkinson.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) might be available on Tuesday.

Letestu was previously targeting Friday as his return date, so this is marginally ahead of schedule. He got off to a solid start this season with three goals and five points in nine contests, but hasn't been able to play since Oct. 28. The Blue Jackets placed Adam Cracknell on waivers in anticipation of Mark Letestu and/or Cam Atkinson's return. If both are ready to play then Alexander Wennberg or Sean Collins might join Cracknell in heading to the minors.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 07:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
6Drake Caggiula
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Patrick Maroon
3Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Zack Kassian
4Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Eric Gryba
5Brandon Davidson
6Adam Clendening
7Mark Fayne
8Adam Pardy
9Andrew Ference
10Nikita Nikitin
G1Cam Talbot