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Blue Jackets sign C Letestu to contract extension

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 2, 2013 at 10:23 am •  Published: April 2, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they've signed center Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.

The 28-year-old Letestu has tallied 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 8, 2011.

This season he has compiled nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three categories.

Originally signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent in March 2007, the native of Elk Point, Alberta, Canada, has registered 35 points and 38 assists for 73 points in 170 career NHL games.

Terms of the contract extension were not announced by the team.