Kukla's Korner

Hockey News Wire

Columbus Acquires Mark Letestu From Pittsburgh

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight.

Letestu, 26, has registered one assist and two penalty minutes in 11 games with the Penguins this season. He collected 14-13-27, 13 penalty minutes and was +4 in 64 games with Pittsburgh in 2010-11. He ranked fourth among NHL rookies in game-winning goals (three), seventh in power play goals (four) and 11th (tied) in goals. In 85 career NHL games, he has 15-14-29 and 17 penalty minutes and added 0-2-2 in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, | Hockey News Wire | Permalink
  Tags: mark+letestu

Comments

Evilpens's avatar

SID IS BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK !

cheese

Posted by Evilpens on 11/08/11 at 11:07 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Finally!!! Can’t wait to see Sid back in action.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 11/08/11 at 11:15 PM ET

Nicholas Lorenzi's avatar

Still wish it was a goaltender.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/08/11 at 11:59 PM ET

Avatar

I’m Letestu’s biggest fan.  Not only did he get 14 goals off the 4th line, they were actually nice goals.  And he was winning draws.  I honestly thought he was gonna be a fixture after that.  I guess Pittsburgh is deep in these type of guys.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 11/09/11 at 05:09 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Yeah… THIS is was the shakeup move they needed.. a 4thlil line center.. not a dman or goaltender or capable backup.. 4th line center….

I wonder if this isn’t a build up for another trade .. isn’t cbus center heavy as it is?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 11/09/11 at 11:13 AM ET

Avatar

Brassard or Vermy out the door?

Posted by VandyBuck on 11/09/11 at 01:13 PM ET

Nicholas Lorenzi's avatar

Neither soon but Brass will probably be up for a trade. They’d almost get more with Huselius you’d think, but with Brass being young he’s most likely going to be shipped. He’s just gotta work on those minuses.

I’m not confident that this trade was completely necessary. They get back what they had in Voracek but I still don’t see this making a splash. The real test will be tomorrow against the Hawks. I really hope the Scotties figured out how to get this team moving.

Posted by Nicholas Lorenzi on 11/09/11 at 03:12 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Hockey News Wire

Off the Wire is a stockpile of minor news happening around the hockey world. Stop in regularly to check out press releases on things like call-ups, send-downs, and injury reports.

If you see something that might be of interest for this page, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.