Kris Letang
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Kris Letang

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-04-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2005

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (62nd overall), 2005

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

Kris Letang might not get the hype that surrounds Luc Bourdon, but he is certainly an asset Val D’Or wouldn’t like to see go. In his first season in the QMJHL, Letang didn’t disappoint and made his way to Canada’s U-18 national team.

A fantastic camp with the Penguins in 2006 gave Letang a seven-game trial in the NHL. He proved handy on the power play with his right handed shot, and scored twice before being returned to Val d'Or.

Talent Analysis

A member of what they call “The Big Three” in Val D'Or, he possesses speed and offensive abilities that will get him far in his pro career. He likes to shoot from everywhere and usually is able to get in good scoring position. He’s also very good in his own zone and is a force along the boards. Few forwards are able to come and penetrate his side of the ice. He’s a game breaker.

 

Future

Letang, an offensive defenseman, is now an established NHL defenseman.

 

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