JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown Tomahawks announced today that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be the organization’s special guest on Friday, November 9.
Letang will appear at the Tomahawks game and at a special reception held in part to benefit a local youth hockey player recently diagnosed with leukemia.
“It’s a very unique opportunity that we have to bring a current NHL All-Star to Johnstown and we look forward to an exciting event and supporting a member of our hockey family,” said Tomahawks business director Jean Desrochers.
Letang will drop the ceremonial first puck as the Tomahawks take on the Maryland Black Bears at 7:30 p.m. at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA. A silent auction and basket raffle will take place in the arena concourse in addition to a limited meet & greet opportunity with Letang.
Prior to the game, the three-time Stanley Cup Champion will be the featured guest at a dinner reception to be held at the Pasquerilla Conference Center. The event, organized by the Tomahawks Foundation, will help raise funds for seven-year-old Johnstown Warriors player Ian Rosenbaum, who names Letang as his favorite player. A silent auction is among the activities planned to support the Rosenbaum family and cover some costs associated with Ian’s cancer treatment.
Letang, a 2005 second round draft pick, is the Penguins all time leading scorer for defenseman with 449 points and was a finalist for the Norris Trophy in 2013 as the NHL’s best defenseman.