Skip to content

Report: Penguins offer Letang an eight-year, $54 million deal

Jun 27, 2013, 9:19 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Four Getty Images

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero is reportedly making as strong a bid as he can to lock up defenseman Kris Letang.

The 26-year-old Letang, who was operating at more than a point-per-game rate throughout the regular season, has one more year remaining on a four-year, $14 million contract.

Citing sources, Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday evening that Letang was offered an eight-year contract, worth “around $54 million.”

Update: According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and TSN, Letang’s camp informed the Penguins they would be turning down the club’s eight-year offer.

This past regular season, Letang had 38 points in 35 games. He also had 16 points in 15 playoff games, before the Penguins were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference final.

The past few days, the rumor mill has been churning around Letang.

There was a report that Letang was worried about his future with the Penguins, and that if a trade were necessary, he’d prefer to go to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Letang’s agent, Kent Hughes, quickly denied his client had interest in going to Toronto.

 

Latest Posts
  1. Lightning ‘answer the challenge’ in Game 7 to reach Stanley Cup Final

    May 30, 2015, 12:17 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    “I don’t know if we’re so young and dumb and don’t know any better…”

  2. Vigneault: McDonagh was playing with a broken foot

    May 29, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Might explain what occurred in the first period.

  3. Bolts strike Stanley Cup Final berth thanks to Game 7 win over Rangers

    May 29, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    150530_LightningWinGame7 Getty Images

    Tampa Bay awaits the winner of the Blackhawks-Ducks series.

  4. Paquette enters back into Lightning lineup for Game 7

    May 29, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Rangers also make one change to the lineup.

  5. WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Eastern Conference Final Game 7

    May 29, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    The winner, as you know, goes to the Stanley Cup Final.

  6. Coyotes reinstate color analyst Boynton after guilty plea in casino incident

    May 29, 2015, 6:39 PM EDT

    boynton Getty Images

    “I’ve met with Nick several times and he knows he made a terrible mistake.”

  7. Boudreau mulls line changes ahead of Game 7

    May 29, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau AP

    And it looks like Tomas Fleischmann might replace Emerson Etem, again.

  8. Difference of opinion: Craig Button has Hanifin 12th on final draft rankings

    May 29, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT

    Noah Hanifin Getty Images

    NHL Central Scouting thinks slightly more of the B.C. defender.

  9. Devils sign Russian forward Kalinin

    May 29, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

    Sergei Kalinin AP

    Spent the past five seasons in the KHL.

  10. Report: With Sabres gig gone, Richardson to re-sign in Ottawa

    May 29, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

    Luke Richardson 3

    That’s former NHL defenseman and current AHL Binghamton bench boss Luke Richardson.

  11. The Ducks got Kesler for a game like Saturday’s

    May 29, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

    150529_Kesler Getty Images

    “The last two years, we were a different team.”

Featured video

Which teams have the Game 7 edge?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. A. Vermette (1237)
  2. N. Horton (1218)
  3. R. Nash (1185)
  4. K. Yandle (1105)
  5. P. Kane (1100)