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Mark Letestu | Center | #55

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
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Mark Letestu has racked up eight points in six games in Round 2 against Anaheim.
He had two goals and two assists in Sunday's 7-1 blowout victory. Letestu has been especially dangerous on Edmonton's power play, where he has accounted for six points, including three goals, in the series. "When we put him on the power play back in October or November, we didn't have a triggerman. We knew in the past he could. He finds open spaces," said coach Todd McLellan. May 9 - 1:05 PM

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Mark Letestu pitched in two goals and two assists in a commanding 7-1 victory for Edmonton over Anaheim on Sunday.

Letestu continued to be a force in the Oilers' top-six. He has five goals and 11 points in 12 playoff games this season, far outpacing the 35 points he earned during the regular season. Letestu and the Oilers will look to harbor that momentum into Game 7 against the Ducks on Wednesday.
May 7 - 10:24 PM

Mark Letestu scored twice in Edmonton's 5-3 win over Anaheim in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Letestu is up to three goals and five points in seven playoff games. That's in stark contrast to his postseason contributions prior to 2017 as he entered this playoff run with four points in 17 career postseason games.
Apr 27 - 10:52 AM

Mark Letestu will be rested on Sunday against the Canucks.

Through 79 games this season he's posted 16 goals and 35 points along with 71 hits.
Apr 9 - 8:44 PM

Mark Letestu scored a power play goal on Saturday.

It was his 11th with the man-advantage this season as the former Penguin and Blue Jacket has found a home in Edmonton. He has 16 goals and 35 points with Saturday's goal setting a career high in points. His previous best was 34 with Columbus in 2013-14. He has some value because of his scoring prowess on the power play.
Apr 9 - 7:26 AM

Mark Letestu inched ever-closer to a few career high marks with his goal during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Predators.

He's now up to 12 goals and 29 points through 60 games thus far. He needs just two goals and five points to match his career highs in those categories, and will reach the 30-point plateau for just the second time in eight seasons with one more.
Feb 26 - 9:32 PM

Mark Letestu has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games.

Letestu get that hot streak going on Wednesday when he registered an assist versus Anaheim. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 47 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 26 - 11:30 AM

Mark Letestu scored one goal and had two assists Wednesday night as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2.

Letestu scored the first goal of the night at 8:13 in the first and then had a piece of the next two goals with assists to Milan Lucic’s power play goal at 15:07 in that same period and a to Matt Hendricks’ game winning second period goal at 2:16. This lifts Letestu to 17 points for the season with seven goals to his credit.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Mark Letestu has scored five of his six goals this season against the Winnipeg Jets.

Letestu scored twice on Sunday including being given credit for the goal that Patrik Laine put into his own net. Too bad the Oilers and the Jets are done for the season so don't expect a lot from Letestu the rest of the way.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Mark Letestu erased a one-goal deficit in the third period on Sunday night by scoring twice in the final 18 minutes to give the Oilers a 3-2 win over Jets.

Letestu's pair gives him six goals and 12 points through 28 games this season. The 32-year-old hadn't scored since Dec. 1, where he also had a pair of goals.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Mark Letestu collected his third career three-point game during Thursday's 6-3 win over the Jets.

The veteran pivot hadn't pulled the feat since March. With his two goals he also posted his seventh career multi-goal game, unfortunately he's yet to pull off the hat trick. Letestu has four goals and nine points in 22 games this season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:46:00 AM

Mark Letestu was back on the fourth line Friday in a 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona.

He was a healthy scratch for three straight games, so that Edmonton could give some playing time to rookie Drake Caggiula. Matt Hendricks and Anton Slepyshev were sent to the press box, so that Letestu and Benoit Pouliot could play.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Mark Letestu will be scratched against the Stars on Saturday night.

Letestu has posted two goals and six points in 18 games this season, but nothing over his last seven. With the team getting a trio of spark plugs back tonight, it's no wonder why the veteran is scratched.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Mark Letestu was the only one to find the back of the net during the overtime shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Letestu’s shot beat Jaroslav Halak on his glove side to end a three-game losing streak. Letestu was fairly fresh for the shootout, recording only 16:43 minute of ice time; only four forwards had less time in the game. Halak was not with 64:37 minutes in the net.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:53:00 PM

What a way to open the scoring in Sunday's 3-0 Heritage Classic win over the Jets.

Mid way through the game, Mark Letestu rushed in on Connor Hellebuyck and scored a short-handed goal. His second marker of the season. It was a broken play that started in the defensive zone, so it makes for a long highlight that'll surely go on the personal reel. The veteran forward now has four points in six games thus far.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Ryan Strome
4Mark Letestu
5Brad Malone
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Jussi Jokinen
4Jujhar Khaira
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Zack Kassian
3Drake Caggiula
4Kailer Yamamoto
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Oscar Klefbom
2Adam Larsson
3Kris Russell
4Matthew Benning
5Darnell Nurse
6Eric Gryba
7Andrej Sekera
8Yohann Auvitu
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit