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Canadian defender of "Pittsburgh" Chris Letang: biography and personal life

Canadian Chris Letang is a hockey player, formost of the career serving in the "Pittsburgh Penguins." Having played for the NHL team for almost 10 years, the defender never doubted his importance for the club, even in difficult periods in his personal life.

Appearance on hockey ice

Chris Letang began his career at Val d'OrThe skill of the young defender, who scored 32 points in 70 matches in the first season in the Main Junior Hockey League of Quebec in the first season, was rated by a number of major NHL clubs and the Canadian youth team, where the player received the challenge. for Chris was even more fruitful - for 60 games hockey player scored 68 points and at the beginning of the 2006/07 season was invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins. "However, the young player did not make his debut in the NHL - he scored two goals in 7 matches, after which coaching staff sent Letang back to juniors for one more season.

Coming to the "Pittsburgh Penguins"

Chris Letang is a hockey player

In the 2007/08 season, Chris Letang was again inbased "Pittsburgh", starting his long journey as part of the "penguins". In the incomplete season, the Canadian immediately joined the team and in the first year became the winner in the Atlantic Division, and also reached the Stanley Cup final, where in a stubborn fight, the Detroit Red Wings beat the opponent. In total, within the championship and playoffs Chris played in 79 meetings, with 19 points.

A year later, the successful history of the hockey player was repeated- in the regular championship "penguins" were second, but could win the Stanley Cup, this time breaking the resistance of "Detroit". Letäng practically went to the ice in almost all games and showed an incredible performance for the defender in 97 games - 14 goals and 32 assists.

In March 2010, Chris Letang signed with the cluba new contract for a period of 4 years. Having received positive emotions from this, in the championship 2010/11 Canadian showed a fantastic game, gaining 50 points, of which 42 points were for the assists. However, despite the high effectiveness of the defender, "Pittsburgh" did not perform well d playoffs, which many explained the fatigue of previous seasons.

Chris Letang

The championship of 2013/14 has ended for the player enoughdramatically. In January 2014, at the age of 26, the player had a blow - his wife, Katherine, woke up and saw a motionless husband on the floor in the bedroom, but neither Chris nor herself could understand the cause of the incident at once. The answer was only the result of tests that showed a stroke. After taking several months to recover, already in the next season Letang returned to the ice, continuing to show his fans incredible game.

Despite the successful return, in May, as part of theplayoffs, Chris's black streak continued - in the long series against the Rangers, the player finished the last match with a broken arm and leg, but did not quit the team in a difficult time. After recovering from injury, Chris Letang returned to Pittsburgh and in 2016 he added the second Stanley Cup to his piggy bank. Now he is chasing the next trophy in the "penguins".

Personal life

Chris Letang wife

Despite the regular employment of hockey andtraining, has a happy family Chris Letang. His wife - Catherine Laflemm, for some time was shot in a reality show. Chris and Catherine officially engaged in the summer of 2015, and earlier, in 2012, the couple was born a first-born. The son was called Alexander. Despite the young age, the boy was already carried away by hockey, imitating his father.

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