Mark Letestu

#55 C / Edmonton Oilers / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 lb Age: 31 College: Western Michigan

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    Oilers' Mark Letestu: Earns shorthanded goal Tuesday

    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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    Oilers' Mark Letestu: Nets two points against Bruins

    Letestu scored a shorthanded goal and added an assists in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins. Edmonton's third-line center came up huge in this one, registering two points after coming in with just five in his first 25 games of the season. Letestu has never topped 34 points in a single campaign, but he can be expected to pick up his scoring pace a bit moving forward, as his 6.1 percent shooting percentage coming into this game was a career low.

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    Oilers' Mark Letestu: Will play Wednesday

    Letestu (undisclosed) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Wednesday against the Bruins, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports. Letestu, who has tallied five points (two goals, three assists) in 25 games this season, is expected to center Lauri Korpikoski and Matt Hendricks on Edmonton's third line in Wednesday's conest.

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    Oilers' Mark Letestu: Questionable for Wednesday

    Letestu (undisclosed) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt with Boston. There is no indication as to what exactly is hampering Letestu, but the 30-year old veteran shouldn't be a fantasy option regardless if he plays Wednesday or not. Letestu is a fourth-line caliber center at this point in his career, and has suffered in his third-line role this season. He has just five points and a minus-8 rating in 25 contests this campaign, while averaging 14:19 of ice per night.

  • Oilers Sign Letestu

    News: Mark Letestu signed a three-year contract with the Oilers on Wednesday, reports.
    Analysis: Mark Letestu, whose deal is worth an average of $1.8 million per season, is coming off a campaign in which he notched 13 points in 54 games for Columbus. With the Oilers, the 30-year-old pivot brings a veteran presence to the table in his role as a bottom-six forward.
  • Letestu Hoping To Return To Columbus Next Season

    News: Mark Letestu, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, hopes to return to the Blue Jackets, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I see myself as having a role here," he said. "I feel like I bring a lot to the table, and I still think I can do that for years to come. I'm still hopeful that we'll get something worked out."
    Analysis: He finished the season with just seven goals, 13 points and a minus-9 rating in 54 games, but Mark Letestu won 52.9 percent of his faceoffs and he offers a great deal of versatility from the fourth line. The Jackets' youth movement started this season with Alex Wennberg and Marko Dano, though, and if more prospects need NHL ice time next season, there may not be room in Columbus for Letestu.
  • Jackets' Letestu Pots Goal Wednesday

    News: Mark Letestu collected his seventh goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Though he had his shot denied by goalie Ben Scrivens during the shootout, Mark Letestu got the Blue Jackets into the extra period in the first place, finding the net with 10 minutes remaining in regulation to tie the score. As his meager goal total suggests, Letestu is rarely a source of offense for the Blue Jackets. The fourth-line forward is more valued for his skills on defense and in the faceoff circle.
  • Jackets' Letestu Puts Finishing Touches On Win

    News: Mark Letestu put the finishing touches on Saturday's win over the Senators, potting a goal with 13 seconds remaining.
    Analysis: Mark Letestu has only three points since the start of January, all of which have been goals. That level of production isn't significant enough to give him much value outside of deeper formats.
  • Jackets Activate Letestu From IR

    News: Mark Letestu (groin) was activated off injured reserve Tuesday.
    Analysis: Mark Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with the injury, missing the last 28 games as a consequence. He will likely slot back in as the fourth-line center in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Stars. Letestu has tallied five points through nine games with the Jackets this season.
  • Blue Jackets' Letestu (Groin) Could Play Tuesday

    News: Mark Letestu (groin) has been upgraded to the point where he may be available for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports reports.
    Analysis: Mark Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with a groin injury but began skating in December and has been practicing for almost a week. The 29-year-old hasn't received the official green light for Tuesday, although it seems clear that he'll be back on the ice in short order, if not Tuesday.
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