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NHL: Penguins and Kris Letang Agree on 8-Year Extension
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NHL: Penguins and Kris Letang Agree on 8-Year Extension

Jul 2 2013, 10:43pm CDT | by

The Pittsburgh Penguins reached an agreement with defenseman Kris Letang for an eight-year contract extension.

The Pittsburgh Penguins reached an agreement with defenseman Kris Letang for an eight-year contract extension.  According tot he Pittsburgh Penguins official website, the deal is said to be valued...

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NHL: Penguins and Kris Letang Agree on 8-Year Extension

Jul 2 2013, 10:43pm CDT | by

The Pittsburgh Penguins reached an agreement with defenseman Kris Letang for an eight-year contract extension.

The Pittsburgh Penguins reached an agreement with defenseman Kris Letang for an eight-year contract extension. 

According tot he Pittsburgh Penguins official website, the deal is said to be valued at $58 million during that span, with the average annual value at around $7.25 million. It was announced on Tuesday by Penguins general manager Ray Shero

Mike Brehm of USA Today Sports writes the new deal will rank Letang third among NHL defensemen behind the Nashville Predators' Shea Weber ($7.85 million) and the Minnesota Wild's Ryan Suter ($7.53 million).

He will also be third among players on the Penguins roster behind Evgeni Malkin ($9.5 million beginning in 2013-14) and Sidney Crosby ($8.7 million). 

The 26-year-old native of Montreal cannot sign until Friday under terms indicated in the NHL's collective bargaining agreement. 

Letang, a member of the 2009 Stanley Cup champions and a two-time NHL All-Star, is coming off his best NHL season. He wound up third in balloting for the Norris Trophy after emerging as the leader among NHL defensemen in assists with 33. After finishing with 38 points, he finished in a tie with fellow defensemen P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators. 

Before he donned a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey, Letang played three seasons with Val d'Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2004-07. In his final year with the team, he won the Emile "Butch" Bouchard Trophy and the Kevin Lowe Trophy. 

 
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Penguins' Letang ready to start anew, in good health

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NHL.com continues its preview of the 2014-15 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September. Kris Letang's tumultuous 2013-14 season is no secret. Injuries and health ...
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Sep 17 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Since joining the team as a rookie back in 2007-08, Marc Staal has been one of the New York Rangers’ top defenders. The 27-year-old alternate captain is heading into the last year of his contract, and if both sides fail to reach an agreement, he will become one of the most sought after free-agent defenders in recent memory. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported that both sides have been in talks, and ...
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Letang Looks Forward to Fresh Start

Sep 17 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: penguins

The term “fresh start” is being used a lot when it comes to this Penguins team with all of the changes made this offseason, but it has a particularly special meaning for Kris Letang. That’s because he’s he ...
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Will Kris Letang Bounce Back to Norris Trophy Form in 2014-15?

Aug 13 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Kris Letang had a remarkably tough 2013-14 season. Instead of pushing for an Olympic roster spot with Canada and challenging for the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 27-year-old spent a majority of the campaign dealing with serious injuries and ailments. He was forced to miss almost the entire opening month of the season, appearing in his first contest on October 25 against the New York Islanders. By that point the Penguins ...
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