Alan Letang

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Alan Letang
Alan Letang 11102009.jpg
Born (1975-09-04) September 4, 1975 (age 41)
Renfrew, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
KHL team
Former teams
KHL Medveščak
Dallas Stars
Calgary Flames
New York Islanders
National team  Croatia
NHL Draft 203rd overall, 1993
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–2014

Alan Letang (born September 4, 1975) is a Canadian-Croatian former professional ice hockey player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Letang was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 8th round, 203rd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He has played 14 games in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders.

Letang played for the Hamburg Freezers of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) from 2004 to 2007, before joining fellow DEL outfit Nürnberg Ice Tigers for the 2007–08 season. In 2008–09, he played in Austria with HC TWK Innsbruck.

For the 2009–10 season, Letang signed with Croatian club KHL Medveščak Zagreb on June 18, 2009.[1] As captain of Medveščak, Alan scored 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points in 50 games to finish second among defensemen on the team. After leading KHL to the second round of the EBEL playoffs, Letang signed a two-year contract extension to remain with KHL Medveščak Zagreb on March 20, 2010.[2] He eventually played for the Zagreb team until he retired in 2014.

Coaching career[edit]

On July 22, 2014, Letang announced that he has ended his playing career, but would stay at KHL Medveščak Zagreb as an assistant coach.[3] After two years on the Zagreb coaching staff and a total of seven seasons with the club,[4] Letang headed back to his native Canada and was named assistant coach of the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) on June 21, 2016.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Cornwall Royals OHL 47 1 4 5 16 6 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Newmarket Royals OHL 66 1 25 26 14 6 0 3 3 2
1993–94 Newmarket Royals OHL 58 3 21 24 30
1994–95 Sarnia Sting OHL 62 5 36 41 35 4 2 2 4 6
1995–96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 71 0 26 26 40 10 0 3 3 4
1996–97 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 60 2 9 11 8
1997–98 Kaufbeurer Adler DEL 15 1 5 6 8
1997–98 SCL Tigers NLA 11 4 3 7 6
1997–98 Augsburger Panther DEL 17 0 1 1 4
1998–99 Canadian NT Intl 42 3 9 12 20
1998–99 EV Zug NLA 9 0 4 4 4
1998–99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 12 3 3 6 0 5 0 2 2 0
1999–00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 51 1 12 13 30
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 79 6 24 30 26
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 61 4 24 28 33
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 70 3 21 24 21 8 1 0 1 0
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 1 13 14 18 7 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Hamburg Freezers DEL 42 1 9 10 20 5 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 4 9 13 34 6 0 3 3 2
2006–07 Hamburg Freezers DEL 51 3 19 22 32 2 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Sinupret Ice Tigers DEL 11 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 6
2008–09 HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL 48 5 13 18 40 6 0 3 3 26
2009–10 KHL Medveščak EBEL 50 10 19 29 36 11 3 2 5 10
2010–11 KHL Medveščak EBEL 46 5 14 19 20
2011–12 KHL Medveščak EBEL 48 5 15 20 28 9 2 2 4 8
2012–13 KHL Medveščak EBEL 46 1 18 19 38 6 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 14 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Letang iz NHL-a pojačao Medveščak!". monitor.hr (in Croatian). June 18, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Captain Letang re-signs with KHL Medveščak for two seasons" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-07-25. [dead link]
  3. ^ "My road as a player ended!". medvescak.com. July 22, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Alan Letang in new professional challenges". www.medvescak.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Attack announce hiring of Alan Letang as assistant coach – Owen Sound Attack". attackhockey.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 

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