Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins is one of the best young defencemen in the NHL and the world. Along with Erik Karlsson of Ottawa, P.K. Subban of Montreal, and Justin Shultz of Edmonton, Letang is the type of defenceman that harkens back to the prototype Bobby Orr / Paul Coffey offensive D-man – smooth skating, visionary pinpoint passing, more dangerous in the offensive zone than most forwards. Letang adds to the tremendous playmaking and scoring threats generated by Crosby, Malkin, and Neal, and makes the Penguins the most feared scoring machine in the NHL.
- Born: Montreal, Canada, 1987
- Height/weight: 183 cm (6’0″) / 91 kg (201 lbs)
- Position: defence
- NHL teams: Pittsburgh Penguins
- drafted: 2005 by Pittsburgh, 3rd round (62nd overall)