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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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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. Oct 23 - 7:54 PM

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Mark Letestu registered an assist in a 3-2 win over Carolina on Tuesday.

Letestu now has a goal and two points in four games this season. He finished with 25 points in 2015-16 and he should end up around that mark again.
Oct 19 - 8:38 AM

Mark Letestu scored the game winning goal Tuesday night in the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Letestu scored 10 of his 68 career goals in 82 games with the Oilers last year. Letestu made the most of his opportunity Tuesday night with only two shots on goal in 17:07 minutes on the ice.
Oct 4 - 11:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Leon Draisaitl
4Zack Kassian
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Brandon Davidson
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Fayne
9Matthew Benning
10Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson