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Blue Jackets acquire Mark Letestu from Penguins for 4th-round pick in 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired centre Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round pick in next year’s NHL draft.

Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson announced the deal on Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old Letestu has one assist and two penalty minutes in 11 games with the Penguins this season. He had 14 goals and 13 assists and a plus-4 rating in 64 games with Pittsburgh last season and ranked fourth among NHL rookies in game-winning goals (three), seventh in power-play goals (four) and tied for 11th place in goals.

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The Elk Point, Alta., native was signed by Pittsburgh on March 22, 2007, after he spent one season at Western Michigan.