Letestu had 10 goals and 15 assists for Edmonton this past season. Letestu is a valuable third or fourth line center but the Oilers seem to have an abundance of this type of player. He will need to win a job in training camp to remain with the team.
Letestu recorded a power-play goal and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes. After registering zero goals and just five assists in his previous 24 outings, Letstu now has put up three goals and two assists in his last four games. While it is unlikely that this lukewarm streak will result in any scoring records being broken, it is good to at least see the 31-year-old getting a bit of his touch back during what has been a rough season for the center.
Letestu busted out Wednesday with a pair of power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- to go with an empty-netter in a 6-4 win over the Blues. Well, that came out of nowhere. In one game, Letestu put up as many points as he had in his prior 20. The 31-year-old took advantage in a big way of time on the power play alongside Connor McDavid, helping the Oilers build up a three-goal lead in the second period. He's been seeing consistent man-advantage minutes lately, but remains a risky fantasy option.
Letestu fired four unsuccessful shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Predators. The 31-year-old veteran had four shots on goal in just 11 and a half minutes of playing time Monday night. Despite his best efforts, Letestu has been unable to score in the past 24 games. The fourth-line centerman is definitely not the strongest source of offense for the Oilers, but is valued for his physical game and consistency in the faceoff circle.
Letestu outraced a pair of defenders to grab a shorty against the Lightning on Tuesday. Letestu has been an important special teams player for the Oilers, registering a pair of scores on the penalty kill as well as six points with the man advantage this season. Overall, the veteran has notched 13 tallies in 48 contests. The center will look to continue rolling Thursday against a Stars team allowing 2.65 goals per game.
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