Monday, September 6, 2010

NHL Number 58 Kris Letang

Kris Letang, the defenseman from Montreal, Quebec, has worn jersey number 58 in his first four NHL seasons. He was taken in the third round of the 2005 NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, and saw his first NHL ice time during the 2006-07 season, albeit briefly (7 games).

Letang played in 63 regular season games his second year in the league, putting up 17 points with 6 goals (3 of them game-winners). The following year would see him again score 3 game-winning regular season goals, this time out of 10 total, matched with 23 assists.

While his goal-scoring may have dipped a bit in 2009-10 (3 regular season goals), he continued to set up his teammates, notching a career-high 24 assists. Kris would have 13 points (4 goals and 9 assists) during the playoffs that saw the Penguins win the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Championship.

Did you know.................Letang won the Emile Bouchard Trophy as the QMJHL's best defenseman in 2007?


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