Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alan Letang
Defenseman Alan Letang was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 but after two years in their farm system it was clear to him he wasn't going to get an opportunity in their organization. Letang signed on to play in Germany for the 1997-98 season, then split the following year between the International Hockey League and the Canadian National Team before signing a free agent deal with the Dallas Stars in 1999.

Letang joined the Stars organization late in the 1998-99 season and was with the team, though not playing, when they captured their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship that spring. Letang spent the bulk of the 1999-00 season with their farm team the Michigan K-Wings, but the season started on a high-note for the blue liner. The Stars had lost veteran defenseman Craig Ludwig to retirement and were in the midst of a contract squabble with another of their rear guards Richard Matvichuck which meant that there were jobs available when the 1999-00 training camp opened. Letang impressed with his solid passing skills and coach Ken Hitchcock was impressed to keep him around when the season started, though he was sent to the minors shortly after without having played. Before the season closed, he did manage to appear in eight games for the Stars and though he didn't record a point for the team in that time, he did get called for a minor penalty. The next year Letang spent entirely back in the minors playing a career high 79 games for the Utah Grizzlies while accumulating 30 points, also a personal best as a professional.

In August of 2001, Letang signed a free agent contract to join the Calgary Flames, and though he was brought in primarily to bolster their farm clubs defensive corps, injuries on the big club paved the way for Letang to return to the NHL. The Flames needed the defenseman for just two games, and Letang was unable to crack the score sheet.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Ottawa Valley Titans ODMHA 32 3 26 29 16
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 Germany 15 1 5 6 8
1997-98 SC Langnau Swiss-2 11 4 3 7 6
1997-98 Augsburger Panther Germany 17 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Canada Nat-Tm 41 3 9 12 20
1998-99 EV Zug Swiss 9 0 4 4 4
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 12 3 3 6 0 +3 5 0 2 2 0
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -5
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 51 1 12 13 30 -2
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 79 6 24 30 26 -7
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 61 4 24 28 33 -11
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 70 3 21 24 21 -2 8 1 0 1 0
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 1 13 14 18 +13 7 1 1 2 4
2004-05 Hamburg Freezers Germany 42 1 9 10 20 5 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Hamburg Freezers Germany 52 4 9 13 34 6 0 3 3 2
2006-07 Hamburg Freezers Germany 51 3 19 22 32 2 0 1 1 2
2007-08 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 11 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 6
2008-09 HC Innsbruck Austria 48 5 13 18 40 6 0 3 3 26
2009-10 Medvescak Zagreb Austria 50 10 19 29 36 11 3 2 5 10
2010-11 Medvescak Zagreb Austria 46 5 14 19 20
2011-12 Medvescak Zagreb Austria 48 5 15 20 28 9 2 2 4 8
NHL Totals 14 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Dallas, March 22, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 22, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 18, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), May 27, 2004.
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