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2013/14 Season Review: Mark Letestu

#487482151 / gettyimages.com One of the main reasons the Columbus Blue Jackets made the playoffs this season is due to its depth. In year’s past the team would never get the production from their 3rd and 4th lines necessary to relieve the pressure off of their main scorers. This year with only Ryan Johansen stepping up to have an elite year the scoring had to be doled out by a...
Via BS Hockey
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Letestu looking for even more success in Columbus

The bitter disappointment of being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs has had time to morph into a more reflective tone for Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu. Although the team had their sights set on winning the Stanley Cup, he's seen the strides that they are making to get better. "Speaking personally," he said, "it meant a lot that we took another step...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Both teams know pressure as CBJ return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu knows a bit about pressure, having been on the Penguins roster for parts of three seasons. He's seen the pressure and expectations foisted upon the Penguins by the Pittsburgh media and fan base. He also knows that outside of Columbus, there is no external pressure being applied to the Blue Jackets. The only pressure and expectations...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Letestu feels Blue Jackets are built for a long series against Pittsburgh

When he scored the team's second goal of the night in Game 1 of round one in Pittsburgh Wednesday, it was Mark Letestu's fifth goal in the past six games. A bit under the radar, Letestu was a driving force in getting the Columbus Blue Jackets into the playoffs, scoring 11 goals from January through the end of the season. Heading into the series with the Penguins, he felt...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Letestu relishing the playoff-style games Blue Jackets are facing every night

For teams on the NHL playoff bubble, the intensity of the post-season is happening right now. Every point is crucial for those teams, and the games are reflecting what's at stake. If you were at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets win against Detroit Tuesday, you got a taste of just how tough those games are to play. Columbus forward Mark Letestu thinks it's good to be...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus signs Letestu to extension

Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. The 28-year-old Letestu has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins in November 2011. This season, he has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign C Letestu to contract extension

Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. The 28-year-old Letestu has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins in November 2011. This season, he has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Letestu says foundation is there for Jackets

Sure, its not a run that will make the Blackhawks look over their collective shoulders, but the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally been able to put together a point streak over the past couple of weeks. With its shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers at home Tuesday, Columbus has now earned points in four consecutive games, a season high. It also marked the first time the team has...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Letestu takes nothing for granted

Its the fastest league in the world, and the best. So it stands to reason if a player in the NHL takes anything for granted on the ice, bad things happen. Passes get picked off, opponents go blowing by you, or the puck goes in top shelf, blocker side. Theres an absolute premium in this league on staying razor-sharp with your focus and always trying to anticipate what could happen...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Letestu to Columbus for draft pick

Yesterday the Penguins traded forward Mark Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4th Round Draft pick in the 2012 draft.  This was a good move by the Pens with a logjam at the forward position particularly with the upcoming return of Sidney Crosby.  Last year Letestu was Rookie of the Year for the Pens recording 14 goals and 27 points during the 2010-11 season.  Letestu has...
Via Bleed Black & Gold
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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