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KRIS LETANG  Canada
a.k.a. "Kristopher Letang"

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BIRTHYEAR 1987-04-24 BIRTHPLACEMontréal, QC, CAN
AGE 29 NATION Canada
POSITION D SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 91 kg / 201 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Laval MHA CONTRACT 21/22
NHL DRAFT 2005 round 3 #62 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
CAP HIT $7,250,000 powered by
HIGHLIGHTS
2-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 2
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2

Letang is an all-around talent on defense. He has world-class skating ability and terrific puckhandling skills. He's got fantastic hockey sense and oozes creativity from the backend. The right-handed shot can also play a physical game, despite not having a huge frame.

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2002-03 Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QMAAA 42 2 101234 |            
 2003-04 Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QMAAA 39 12 415394 | Playoffs 13 7 91638  
  Canada Québec U17 WHC-17 6 1 1218 |            
 2004-05 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 70 13 193279 -16 |            
  Canada U18 WJC-18 6 2 2420 4 |            
 2005-06 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 60 25 4368156 4 | Playoffs 5 1 5620 -5 
  Canada U20 WJC-20 6 1 232 5 |            
 2006-07 Val-d'Or Foreurs  QMJHL 40 14 385274 19 | Playoffs 19 12 193148 10 
  Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 2 024 -3 |            
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 0 0 000 0 | Playoffs 1 0 112
  Canada U20  WJC-20 6 0 6612 4 |            
 2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 6 111723 -1 | Playoffs 16 0 2212
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 10 1 674 0 |            
 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 10 233324 -7 | Playoffs 23 4 91326
 2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 3 242751 1 | Playoffs 13 5 276 -5 
 2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 8 4250101 15 | Playoffs 7 0 4410
 2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 10 324234 21 | Playoffs 6 1 4521 -1 
 2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 35 5 33388 16 | Playoffs 15 3 13168
 2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 37 11 112216 -8 | Playoffs 13 2 4614
 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 11 435479 12 |            
 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 16 516766 9 | Playoffs 23 3 121522
 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL - - --- |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 10 1 6 7 0.70 | 1 0 1 1 1.00
  NHL: 562 82 270 352 0.63 406  55  | 116 18 50 68 0.59 119  10 
  QMAAA: 81 14 51 65 0.80 128  | 13 7 9 16 1.23 38 
  QMJHL: 170 52 100 152 0.89 309  | 24 13 24 37 1.54 68 
  WHC-17: 6 1 1 2 0.33 18  |    
  WJC-18: 6 2 2 4 0.67 20  |    
  WJC-20: 12 1 8 9 0.75 14  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2003-2004 U17 WHC Bronze Medal
2004-2005 CHL All-Rookie Team
  QMJHL All-Rookie Team
  U18 WJC All-Star Team
  U18 WJC Silver Medal
2005-2006 CHL Second All-Star Team
  QMJHL First All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
2006-2007 CHL Second All-Star Team
  QMJHL Best Defensive Defenseman (Kevin Lowe Trophy)
  QMJHL Defenseman of the Year (Emile Bouchard Trophy)
  QMJHL First All-Star Team
  QMJHL Personality of the Year (Paul Dumont Trophy)
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
  U20 WJC Gold Medal
  U20 WJC Most Assists by Defenseman (6)
  U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
2007-2008 NHL YoungStars Roster
2008-2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2010-2011 NHL All-Star Game
2011-2012 NHL All-Star Game
2012-2013 NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (33)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (38)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman Playoffs (16)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
2015-2016 NHL All-Star Game
  NHL Second All-Star Team
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  NHL Stanley Cup Clinching Goal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- CHL All-Rookie Team 04/05
- CHL Second All-Star Team 05/06, 06/07
- NHL All-Star Game 10/11, 11/12, 15/16
- NHL Most Assists by Defenseman 12/13
- NHL Most Points by Defenseman 12/13
- NHL Most Points by Defenseman Playoffs 12/13
- NHL Second All-Star Team 12/13, 15/16
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 08/09, 15/16
- NHL Stanley Cup Clinching Goal 15/16
- NHL YoungStars Roster 07/08
- QMJHL All-Rookie Team 04/05
- QMJHL Best Defensive Defenseman (Kevin Lowe Trophy) 06/07
- QMJHL Defenseman of the Year (Emile Bouchard Trophy) 06/07
- QMJHL First All-Star Team 05/06, 06/07
- QMJHL Personality of the Year (Paul Dumont Trophy) 06/07
- U17 WHC Bronze Medal 03/04
- U18 WJC All-Star Team 04/05
- U18 WJC Silver Medal 04/05
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 06/07
- U20 WJC Gold Medal 05/06, 06/07
- U20 WJC Most Assists by Defenseman 06/07
- U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 06/07



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2013-07-02 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 8 years 
2010-03-30 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 4 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2003, round 2 #27 overall by Val-d'Or Foreurs in the QMJHL Entry Draft
 
 
Cult/Star player for Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois
Cult/Star player for Val-d'Or Foreurs
Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins
 
Career transactions
- 2010-03-30 • Signed to a four-year contract extension by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2006-10-02 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins


Memorable dates
- 2013-05-07 • Named finalist for Norris Trophy
- 2006-10-05 • Made NHL debut (vs Philadelphia: 15:01, +1)