Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kris Letang's New Contract with the Pens 4 years at 3.5 million per season

#58 / Defenseman / Pittsburgh Penguins
Height: 6-0

Weight: 201

Born: Apr 24, 1987

Age at contract extension: 22 (23 next month)

Career before contract: 211 games played, 21 goals, 58 assists, 79 points, 98 PIMs, -7

Playoff stats before contract: 39 gp, 4g, 11a, 15p, +6


Letang burst on the scene in 2006-07, making the Penguins out of training camp. They only kept him seven games before sending him back to juniors for the season, but it was obvious by then the 3rd round pick in 2005 was a special player. Most thought Letang should have made the NHL the following season, but he was assigned to the AHL. He'd only stay 10 games before getting called up to stay in the fall of 2007. Since then he's racked up a ton of games at an early age.

Skating is Letang's forte, his offensive game hasn't found it's full stride, but he's improved drastically in the defensive zone. While not a big player, Letang will throw his weight around and is effective in the corners. He's an excellent puck mover who can make a great first pass.

Where he needs to improve: offensive production, continued consistent defensive plays like always making the right decision in his own zone.

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