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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 at...

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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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Oct 30 2014 8:39pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night. Kris Letang scored his first goal of the season, and Evgeni Malkin became the fifth player in team history to register 400 assists as the Penguins used their dominant power play and a steady perfo ...
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Fleury backstops Penguins to shutout over Kings

Oct 30 2014 8:39pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night. Kris Letang scored his first goal of the season, and Evgeni Malkin became the fifth player in team history to register 400 assists as the Penguins used their dominant power play and a steady performance from Fleury to hand th ...
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Oct 27 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Just when Roberto Luongo’s tweet frequency was trending down, the Florida Panthers goaltender threw us a (Strom)bone. All it took was a holiday. “This is how I feel on game days…,” Luongo captioned an Instagram photo of his Halloween costume: Luongo as a deer trapped in the headlights belonging to his wife, Gina. This is how I feel on game days…. #happyhalloween A photo posted by Strombone (@thestrombone1) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT Great stuff. Although, the ear ...
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7 weeks ago

Luongo lights up Halloween with wild costume

Oct 27 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Just when Roberto Luongo’s tweet frequency was trending down, the Florida Panthers goaltender threw us a (Strom)bone. All it took was a holiday. “This is how I feel on game days…,” Luongo captioned an Instagram photo of his Halloween costume: Luongo as a deer trapped in the headlights belonging to his wife, Gina. This is how I feel on game days…. #happyhalloween A photo posted by Strombone (@thestrombone1)  ...
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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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