Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kris Letang
Kris Letang was born April 24, 1987 in Montreal Quebec. The Penguins third round, 62nd overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Letang is a graduate of the QMJHL's Val dOr Foreurs.

A smooth passing defenceman, Letang honed his skills in two full seasons with the Val d'Or Foreurs. In 2005-06 Letang began his season with the Penguins and went on to compete in seven games with the club. He found the back of the net twice for the Pens before he returned to the QMJHL to complete his season with Val d'Or.

On the international stage, he represented his homeland at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships and won gold-medals in both tournaments. He was Captain of Team Canada's junior team in 2007.

As part of the Penguins, Letang would win the first Stanley Cup of his career in June of 2009 in a nail-biting 7-game series.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 College Antoine-Girouard QAAA 42 2 10 12 34
2003-04 College Antoine-Girouard QAAA 39 12 41 53 94 13 7 9 16 38
2004-05 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 70 13 19 32 79 -16
2004-05 Canada WJ18-A 6 2 2 4 20 +4
2005-06 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 60 25 43 68 156 +5 5 1 5 6 20
2005-06 Canada WJC-A 6 1 2 3 2 +5
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 2 0 2 4 -3
2006-07 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 40 14 38 52 74 +19 19 12 19 31 48
2006-07 Canada WJC-A 6 0 6 6 12 +4
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 1 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 6 11 17 23 -1 16 0 2 2 12
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 10 1 6 7 4 0
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 10 23 33 24 -7 23 4 9 13 26
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 3 24 27 51 +1 13 5 2 7 6
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 8 42 50 101 +15 7 0 4 4 10
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 10 32 42 34 +21 6 1 4 5 21
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 35 5 33 38 8 +16 15 3 13 16 8
NHL Totals 385 44 165 209 245 80 13 34 47 83


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Canadian Major Junior All-Rookie Team (2005) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2006. 2007) NHL Second All-Star Team (2013) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012)