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Blue Jackets Recall F Mark Letestu from Cleveland

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Letestu posted 13-13-26 with 12 penalty minutes in 39 appearances for Cleveland this season

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Tuesday that the team’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, recalled forward Mark Letestu from the Monsters. A 5’10”, 178 lb. right-handed native of Elk Point, AB, Letestu, 33, signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus on September 27, 2018 and supplied 13-13-26 with 12 penalty minutes and a -4 rating in 39 appearances for the Monsters this season.

In 558 career NHL appearances for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus and the Edmonton Oilers spanning parts of nine seasons from 2009-18, Letestu notched 93-117-210 with 90 penalty minutes and a -48 rating. In 230 career AHL appearances for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and Cleveland spanning parts of five seasons from 2006-10 and the 2018-19 campaign, Letestu contributed 64-96-160 with 67 penalty minutes and a +26 rating.

Letestu tallied 1-2-3 with four penalty minutes and an even rating in six ECHL appearances for the Wheeling Nailers during the 2007-08 season and added 24-22-46 with 14 penalty minutes and a +8 rating in 37 NCAA appearances for Western Michigan University the season prior in 2006-07.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with full coverage, live from Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.