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Mark Letestu | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
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Mark Letestu is looking forward to playing against his old teammates in Pittsburgh in the playoffs.
While the Blue Jackets were likely hoping to meet the Rangers in the opening round, Letestu is happy it's the Penguins and hopes the team will play them like the Philadelphia Flyers do. "The Flyers are in their face and in their space all the time," Letestu said. "They frustrate them into bad penalties, then go score on the power play. It seems like that's the way to beat them. I don't think there's been any letup by us. I don't think anybody's been intimidated by their skill or the players they have. You see the way our guys go... the guys like Matty Calvert, they'll show you right away that there's no awe." The Penguins beat the Blue Jackets in all five games this season but the playoffs are a different beast and it should be close. Apr 14 - 8:01 AM

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Mark Letestu scored a power play goal on Saturday.

Letestu finished the season on a four game point streak as he potted his 12th of the season. He has 12 goals and 34 points this season.
Apr 13 - 6:37 AM

Mark Letestu scored a goal in Columbus' 3-1 win on Wednesday.

Letestu is now on a three-game point streak. He has 11 goals and 33 points in 80 games this season.
Apr 10 - 9:45 AM

Mark Letestu was bumped up to the second line during Monday's practice.

Letestu is getting that opportunity because Nathan Horton is sidelined with a lower-body injury. Letestu has eight goals and 28 points in 74 contests this season.
Apr 1 - 9:35 AM

Mark Letestu's two points weren't nearly enough in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to the Sabres on Saturday night.

Letestu and Derek MacKenzie each had a goal and an assist on the night. Letestu now has seven goals and 23 points on the season and really isn't worth looking at in fantasy leagues. MacKenzie has just 10 points. Corey Tropp and Ryan Murray had helpers as well.
Jan 25 - 10:33 PM

Mark Letestu’s power-play goal in the Columbus Blue Jackets' win over Washington Friday night was his fourth goal in three games and the 100th point of his career.

Letestu has 45 goals and 55 assists in 229 games with Columbus and Pittsburgh.
Jan 18 - 9:37 AM

Mark Letestu netted the game-winning goal in Columbus' 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday.

Letestu had just one goal in his first 41 games this season, but he's caught fire lately with four markers in his last five contests. He still has just 19 points in 47 games this season and we don't expect him to have much fantasy value in standard leagues going forward.
Jan 14 - 9:32 AM

Mark Letestu scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-3 win over Winnipeg Saturday.

Letestu now has three goals in his past four games after going 40 games without tickling the twine. He has 18 points in 45 games including four in his last four, so the bottom-six forward is on a roll. His first goal Saturday was shorthanded.
Jan 12 - 7:25 AM

Mark Letestu found the back of the net for the first time in 40 games on Saturday.

Letestu last scored in the second game of the season and it was his first even strength goal of the season. The winger now has two goals and 15 points in 42 games this season so his fantasy value is negligible at best.
Jan 5 - 7:38 AM

Mark Letestu had two assists on Monday.

Letestu has recorded at least a point in three of his last four contests. He now has a goal and 14 points in 37 games in 2013-14.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 09:23:00 AM

Mark Letestu has not found the back of the net in the last 27 games.

Letestu has scored only once this season and that was a power play marker on October 5. He has eight assists but is minus-five in 29 games.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Mark Letestu's power play goal was his first of the season.

Letestu was playing fourth line minutes during five-on-five play but saw time on the first power play and his goal cut the Columbus deficit to one and allowed the Blue Jackets to win it in the shootout. Letestu will see a lot of power play time but his lack of time when both teams are at full strength will cut into his fantasy value.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 07:53:00 AM

Mark Letestu's power play marker Sunday broke an 0-18 slump.

The Blue Jackets went 10 games without a power play goal before Letestu's goal. The Blue Jackets are the surprise team of the NHL as most pundits thought they would finish 30th and last in the NHL but right now, with only a week left in the regular season they are sitting in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 06:57:00 AM

Mark Letestu scored two goals and added an assist for the Blue Jackets in a 4-3 win over San Jose on Sunday.

Letestu came up big when the team needed it most, as the victory keeps the Jackets in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Ryan Johansen and Vaclav Prospal also scored goals for Columbus in the win.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 10:41:00 PM

The surging Columbus Blue Jackets, close to a playoff spot after an abysmal season last season, are 13-4-5 in their past 22 games and begin a road trip in Minnesota tonight and Colorado Monday.

"I think we’re built for the road," Jackets center Mark Letestu said, "and we’re confident going in." Minnesota-Colorado is the start of six consecutive road games in nine days. The Jackets fly from the Rockies to southern California on Tuesday. They have a back-to-back with Anaheim and Los Angeles — combined home record: 31-10-1 — in the middle of the week. Then they hop on up to San Jose for a Sunday night game against the Sharks, who are 14-1-5 at home.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Derek MacKenzie
5Ryan Craig
LW1Nick Foligno
2Matt Calvert
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Frattin
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2R.J. Umberger
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5Corey Tropp
6Blake Comeau
7Jack Skille
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
8Nick Schultz
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Mike McKenna
4Jeremy Smith