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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.

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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 Denver 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


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


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

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