Kris Letang’s net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, cars, age, stats, photos

Kris Letang’s net worth, contract, Instagram, salary, cars, age, stats, photos

Ciku Njuguna
July 26, 2022 at 12:58 PM

Kris is among the NHL's most prominent defensemen, respected for his shooting and pick handling skills. The Penguins alternate captain has had an impressive career playing in the NHL and the national Canadian hockey team. Due to his endless accumulation of accolades and increase in stats, the revealed salary of Kris Letang has dramatically increased his net worth.

When did Kris Letang join the Penguins?
Pittsburgh Penguins' number 58 defenseman skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the PPG PAINTS Arena in April 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI.
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He is regarded as one of the best hockey players right now, and his 16-year professional career is marked with several accolades and admiration from thousands of fans. Kris Letang has significantly boosted his net worth because of his never-ending accumulation of prolific contracts, and improvement in stats. How did he become a millionaire ice hockey player?

Profile summary

Full name

Kristopher Joseph Pierre Irwin Letang



Date of birth

24th April 1987




32 as of July 2022

Place of birth

Montreal, Canada





Height (cm)


Height (feet and inches)


Weight (kg)

91kgs or 201 lbs

Net worth

$40 million


Sports and Study


Professional ice hockey player



Kris Letang's biography

The ice hockey genius, Kristopher Joseph Pierre Irwin Letang was born to Christiane and Claude Fountane on the 24th of April 1987 in Montreal, Canada. While his father, Claude, worked as a truck salesman, his mother worked in several businesses to make ends meet.

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What position does Kris Letang play?
Kristopher skates against the Boston Bruins at PPG PAINTS Arena in April 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI.
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Unlike several well-known professional athletes, the French-Canadian was raised in a tight-knit family with no athletic background. Despite this, the defenseman began playing soccer, skating and ice hockey at 3 years. In an interview with the Penguins Team Reporter, Michelle Crechiolo, he said,

"There's no background of any athlete in my family. No brother, no sister. I went in hockey a year earlier because I was able to skate."

Since he played for the city and high school teams, he credits his mother for encouraging him. In the interview, he added that,

"I never got pushed into hockey. "It was always a question of if I still loved to play the game, and if not, we would stop. She (Christiane) was my biggest supporter."

Kris Letang's family and photos


Claude Fouquet


Christiane Letang


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Catherine Laflamme


Alex Letang


Victoria Letang

Kris Letang's age

The alternate skipper for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Letang is 35 years of age as of the 25th of July 2022. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He started ice skating at the age of 3, before joining school.

When did Kris Letang join the Penguins?
The Penguins' alternate captain and son Alex at the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills tournament at the Enterprise Center in January 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Jeff Vinnick, Patrick McDermott/NHLI.
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Kris Letang's wife

In 2015, Kristopher married his longtime girlfriend who he had been dating for many years. Letang and his wife, the former reality star Catherine Laflamme have two children as of July 2022. Their son, Alexander was born 23 November 2012. The family was blessed with their second child, Victoria, in 2018.

Kris Letang’s family
Catherine, Kris and their son, Alex, pose for pictures with the Stanley Cup in June 2017 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire.
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Early career

As a talented hockey player, he received a scholarship to the Sport and Study school, where he also played in the Midget AAA team, the Collège Antoine-Girouard. During his studies and hockey training, the young star put up an incredible performance in the Antoine-Girouard team leading them to the national championships in 2003. He later proceeded to the Major Junior league, where he played for the Val-d'Or Foreurs before being drafted into the NHL.

Pittsburgh Penguins

At 17 years of age, Kris was the 62nd pick in the third round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. According to Hockey-Reference, Letang's 16-year-long stay at his current team features about 941 games with over 500 goals.

Kris Letang’s current team
Kristopher skates against the Minnesota Wild at PPG PAINTS Arena in January 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI.
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How good is Letang?

Kris Letang's career stats in the various minor and major leagues reveal his skating skills:



Games played




Val d'Or Foreurs

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League






American Hockey League





Pittsburgh Penguins

National Hockey League





Letang's injury report

Kristopher is among the numerous injured NHL players whose careers almost ended because of injuries. Besides the several reported concussions, he has also had a broken toe, foot, hand, elbow, and a herniated disc, among other injuries. In addition, according to a report by the NHL, in 2014, he suffered a stroke that left him out for six weeks.

Kris Letang's accolades

  • 2006 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League First Team All-Star
  • 2007 Emile Bouchard Trophy
  • 2007 Paul Dumont Trophy
  • 2007 Kevin Lowe Trophy
  • 2008 Michel Brière Rookie of the Year
  • 2008, 2009 NHL Young Stars Game
  • 2009, 2016, 2017 Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2011, 2016 Hart Memorial Trophy
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 James Norris Memorial Trophy
  • 2013 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 NHL All-Star Team

How much is Letang worth?

His increasing salary has seen him become one of the richest ice hockey players in 2022, with a net worth of about $40 million, according to sources. In 2022, he received a 6-year contract extension worth about 36.6 million. An overview of Kris Letang's previous and current contracts with the Penguins reveals his worth:

Contract term

Length of contract

Amount guaranteed

Signing bonus

Average salary


6 years

$36 million

$11.6 million

$6.1 million


4 years

$14 million


$3.5 million


4 years

$2.59 million



What car does Letang drive?

Although Kris dreamed of owning a motorcycle, he decided not to buy one after losing one of his closest friends. The NHL player flaunts some of his cars on social media, including a Ferrari 458.

Has Kris Letang won a Norris Trophy?
Letang holds the Stanley Cup for fans to touch during the Victory parade and rally in June 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin Berl.
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Kris Letang's net worth makes him one of the wealthiest sports personalities in Canada. In addition, his social media posts show that the defenseman has provided his young family with a comfortable and lavish life. The stats of Letang are hugely impressive and resulted in him being dubbed as one of the richest ice hockey players.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.