After waiting over 100 days for the NHL and NHLPA to come to a resolution regarding a new collective bargaining agreement, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has finally decided to make the move to Russia and the KHL.
Letang came to an agreement with SKA Saint Petersburg during their most recent game against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The twenty-five year old defenseman’s deal with SKA St. Petersburg is scheduled to expire once the current NHL lockout comes to an end. Letang will be joining NHLers Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Prucha, Maxim Afinogenov, and Sergei Bobrovsky in St. Petersburg.
Last season Letang registered forty-two points in fifty-one games including ten goals and thirty-two assists. The 62nd overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft logged the most ice time of his career, averaging 24:50 per game.