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Kris Letang | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang made a mistake and hurt his team by slashing Blue Jackets rookie Boone Jenner in response to a hit late in the second period of Game 1 on Wednesday.
So Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma sat Letang on the bench for nearly eight minutes afterward. The Blue Jackets did not score on that power play, but Letang had two penalties, no shots and a minus-1 rating in the game. He also had a turnover that led to a shorthanded goal by Derek MacKenzie that gave the Jackets a 3-1 lead earlier in the second period. "I think going into a series, there are certain players that you’re looking to put a dent on and go after and forecheck and be physical on," Bylsma said. "Kris is one of those guys for our team. ... I didn’t like the response from Kris. I think he got a message, whether it was … not playing or a nice talk. He got a message." Another might have been sent Friday, when Letang was demoted to the second power-play unit during practice. He was put on a pair with defenseman Paul Martin while Matt Niskanen and Evgeni Malkin worked the points with the first unit. Apr 19 - 10:04 AM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2006PIT7202-34200008.250
2007PIT6361117-1231800368.088
2008PIT74102333-72447103138.072
2009PIT733242715105000174.017
2010PIT828425015101420012236.034
2011PIT511032422134411113142.070
2012PIT355333816811200195.053

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Joe Vitale
5Brian Gibbons
6Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Jussi Jokinen
3Beau Bennett
4Tanner Glass
5Taylor Pyatt
RW1James Neal
2Pascal Dupuis
3Lee Stempniak
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Paul Martin
3Matt Niskanen
4Olli Maatta
5Brooks Orpik
6Rob Scuderi
7Deryk Engelland
8Robert Bortuzzo
9Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Tomas Vokoun