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Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 1998 (6/171).
|Assets:||Has as much skill as anyone on the ice. Plays a very patient game with the puck. Sets up his linemates with aplomb and scores highlight-reel goals. A stickhandling magician, he also possesses outstanding defensive instincts.|
|Flaws:||Could use more bulk on his 5-11 frame to better handle physical defenders, as well as to avoid being worn down by season's end. Also has trouble avoiding injuries at times. Is a little inconsistent in the goal-scoring department.|
|Career Potential:||Elite two-way forward with game-changing skill.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2007-08 (Detroit), 2001-02 (Detroit)|
|NHL||Frank J. Selke Trophy||2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08|
|NHL||Lady Byng Trophy||2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12, 2008-09 (did not play), 2007-08, 2003-04|
|Olympic Bronze Medal||2002 (Russia)|
|6/18/2013||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract extension.|
|2/17/2013||Missed 1 game (shoulder injury).|
|2/15/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|9/22/2012||Signed with CSKA Moscow (KHL).|
|3/17/2012||Missed 11 games (arthroscopic knee surgery).|
|2/21/2012||Arthroscopic knee surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/12/2012||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/10/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/03/2011||Missed 7 games (lower body injury).|
|3/19/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/07/2011||Missed 3 games (hand injury).|
|2/02/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/28/2011||Missed 16 games (broken right hand).|
|1/10/2011||Broken right hand, injured reserve.|
|10/22/2009||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|10/15/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/06/2009||Missed 7 playoff games (foot injury).|
|5/22/2009||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|1/26/2009||Suspended by the NHL for one game.|
|4/06/2007||Re-signed by Detroit Red Wings to a seven-year contract.|
|1/07/2007||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|4/23/2006||Missed the last 7 games of the regular season and Game 1 of Round One against the Edmonton Oilers (lower body injury).|
|4/07/2006||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/26/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|9/05/2005||Signed with the Avangard Omsk of the Russian League.|
|6/19/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Dynamo Moscow of the Russian League.|
|3/18/2004||Missed 6 games (sprained ankle).|
|3/05/2004||Sprained ankle, mid-March.|
|6/26/2003||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract with an option for the 2004-05 season.|
|1/08/2003||Missed 18 games (strained right knee).|
|12/31/2002||Strained right knee, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2002||Strained right knee, late December.|
|11/30/2002||Strained right knee, day-to-day.|
|2/27/2002||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round (171st overall) in 1998.|
Pavel Datsyuk announces three-year extension | 06/18/2013 11:00 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk tweeted Tuesday morning that he signed a three-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.
Pavel Datsyuk on Twitter
ImpactFOX Sports Detroit reported Monday night the two sides were close to an agreement and it appears Datsyuk's agent sealed the deal -- so to speak -- in his meeting with GM Ken Holland on Tuesday. The contract is expected to start after his current one ends next summer, which will carry him until he is 39 years old and essentially means Datsyuk will retire as a Red Wing. There were no financial terms announced, but his last contract averaged a $6.7 million cap hit per season. We'll update as soon as we know the numbers.
Report: Red Wings, Datsyuk close to extension | 06/18/2013 9:34 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings are close to a multi-year contract extension, according to FOX Sports Detroit.
FOX Sports Detroit
ImpactDatsyuk's agent is scheduled to fly to Detroit on Tuesday to talk with Wings GM Ken Holland and Datsyuk tweeted late Monday night, "big day tomorrow. ." A source told FOX Sports Detroit that negotiations have gone very well and the two sides are extremely close to a deal that would keep Datsyuk is Detroit well beyond next season, when his current contract is set to expire. There had been talk after the lockout that Datsyuk would return to Russia after his contract expired, but it looks now like that was nothing more than leverage for contract talks.
Star Pavel Datsyuk aims to stick with Wings | 06/01/2013 4:14 AM
NewsStar center Pavel Datsyuk, 34, would dearly like to work out a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings this summer.
ImpactDatsyuk can become an unrestricted free agent next summer but he said: "I would love to stay. He can sign an extension with Detroit beginning July 5. "Yeah, I hope we agree and we sign a new deal," he said. "I hope we agree and I sign for more (years)." Datsyuk, who played in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the lockout and enjoyed the experience, has said he'd like to conclude his playing career in the KHL. "This is my goal (to finish in the KHL), but you never know how it goes," Datsyuk said. "I would love to finish (in the KHL), give back to my friends and fans in Russia (while) I hope I'll be in good shape." But it sounds as if Datsyuk would like to play for few more years in the NHL. "My time frame (is probably) too long, but you never know," Datsyuk said. "You never know. Hockey is so competitive, so aggressive, you never know about that."
Holland cautions Datsyuk talks will take time | 05/31/2013 4:49 PM
NewsDetroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland acknowledged that re-signing Pavel Datsyuk is "very important," but he cautioned that the negotiations might not be swift.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactAlthough Datsyuk isn't scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2014, he wants to re-sign an extension in the near future. That would end the rumors that he will leave Detroit for the KHL once his current contract is done. "I'm going to make a call to his agent," Holland said. "I'd like to have a conversation. We know he's on the team next year. Negotiations are tough, because the player is trying to find out what's fair for him, and the team is trying to find out, competitively, what makes sense. Just because somebody says they want to stay doesn't mean you're going to have a contract done in a month." Even accounting for that, it would be surprising if Detroit and Datsyuk fail to agree to terms this summer.
No KHL: Pavel Datsyuk wants to sign extension | 05/31/2013 2:44 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk is hoping to sign a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings over the summer.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactDatsyuk, 34, won't be an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2014, but there were already reports that he was interested in playing in the KHL after his current contract expired. Obviously signing a new deal with the Detroit Red Wings will end those kind of rumors for the time being. Datsyuk is hoping to spend several more years with Detroit and the two sides shouldn't run into any serious problems in their negotiations.
Pavel Datsyuk enters his seventh Game 7 | 05/29/2013 9:56 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk has played in a team-high six Game 7s.
ImpactDatsyuk has four goals and five points in those contests. He failed to record a point in Detroit's Game 7 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, but Datsyuk is definitely one of the players to keep an eye on in the final game of the Red Wings-Blackhawks series.
Pavel Datsyuk rumors denied by Wings, agent | 05/25/2013 10:35 AM
NewsNeither the Detroit Red Wings nor Pavel Datsyuk's agent gave any credence or substance to a Russian report Friday saying the star forward had agreed to a three-year contract to play in Russia beginning in 2014-15.
ImpactDatsyuk, 34, will become an unrestricted free agent after next season. "All B.S. rumors," said Datsyuk's agent, Gary Greenstin , of the story in Sovetsky Sport. "Nothing is true." Greenstin said he will meet with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland after the season to discuss the future. Datsyuk enjoyed his time in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout this season, and he has said he would like to finish his career in Russia. But Datsyuk added recently that the competition level in the KHL isn't nearly the same as it is in the NHL.
Pavel Datsyuk scores beauty to deflate Hawks | 05/20/2013 10:40 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk threaded a goal just under the crossbar at 6:46 of the third period in Monday's 3-1 Game 3 win.
ImpactDatsyuk's goal came just over 2 minutes after the Blackhawks had cut Detroit's lead to 2-1 and not long after the referees negated a Chicago's game-tying goal with an interference call. The goal itself was vintage Datsyuk and eerily similar to one he scored against Anaheim in the first round, with Datsyuk streaking into the zone and roofing the puck shortside just over Corey Crawford's shoulder. Datsyuk shot the puck so perfectly it rang in and out of the net fast enough for the TV announcers to think he hit the crossbar.
Blackhawks praise Pavel Datsyuk | 05/16/2013 10:00 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks have nothing but respect for Pavel Datsyuk.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"He's tricky," Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. "I'd say probably the toughest guy one-on-one to handle in the league. He's got a lot of different moves up his sleeve. ... I mean, I can't say enough good things about him. We always have our hands full when we play him, and we have to be on top of our game." Datsyuk was nominated for the Selke Trophy on Wednesday and he's already won the award three times before. He couldn't save his team from a 4-1 loss in Game 1 though.
Babcock confident Wings will re-sign Datsyuk | 05/15/2013 7:14 PM
NewsDetroit coach Mike Babcock is confident that Pavel Datsyuk won't be going to play in Russia after his contract expires next season.
Impact"You mean how long is his deal and how much is he gonna make? Well, there's this much possibility he's going back to Russia," said Babcock, making a zero with his thumb and index finger. "I mean, we'll get it done (new deal) in the summer." He is set to make $6.7 million in 2013-14 and talks for an extension are expected to take place in July. There was speculation that he could play in the KHL after speaking fondly of his experience during the lockout, which set off some alarm bells. "It's kind of my dream, to (go) back and enjoy (playing in front of) Russian friends," Datsyuk said back in January. "They (fans) cheered for me. You never know how your career will go." Hopefully, for Detroit and for hockey fans in North America he gets will stay in the NHL.
Selke finalists are Datsyuk, Bergeron, Toews | 05/15/2013 10:35 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk is a nominee for the Selke Trophy.
ImpactThe award goes to the best defensive forward in the NHL. Although Datsyuk has some fierce competition in Patrice Bergeron and Jonathan Toews, but Datsyuk certainly has a shot. He had a plus-21 rating and tied the league-lead with 56 takeaways. Datsyuk plus/minus rating in particular was impressive, given that he faced some of the toughest competition in the NHL, based on advanced statistics. In fact, only 18 forwards faced tougher competition in 2013 and none of them had a plus/minus rating above plus-seven. Datsyuk is going for his fourth Selke Trophy win.
Babcock uses Datsyuk on the face off draw | 05/13/2013 7:19 AM
NewsMike Babcock used Pavel Datsyuk on the face off a lot in Game 7.
ImpactDatsyuk took 31 draws, winning 17 as he led both teams in both categories. Babcock would have Datsyuk take the draw and then have him come immediately to the bench on numerous occasions. Babcock also split up Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg for Game 7 although the duo should be used on the same line once again against Chicago.
Pavel Datsyuk forces overtime with laser beam | 05/06/2013 11:47 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk rifled a shot just over Jonas Hiller's shoulder and just under the cross bar to tie Game 4 late in the third period of Monday's 3-2 Detroit win.
ImpactThe shot was example No. 753 of why Datsyuk is just a joy to watch. It was a shot only a handful of people in the world can make and Datsyuk made it look easy. It was part of a two-goal third period for the Red Wings, who won the game in overtime to tie the series at 2 games apiece.
Datsyuk won 68.8% of faceoffs Saturday | 05/04/2013 10:40 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk won 11 of 16 faceoffs in a 4-0 defeat on Saturday.
ImpactValtteri Filppula led the team with five shots on goal. Brian Lashoff blocked a team-high three shots in his first playoff contest. Detroit was outhit 26-16 and no Red Wings' player recorded more than two hits in this contest.
Datsyuk, Zetterberg shut down in Game 1 | 05/01/2013 5:51 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are expected to remain on the same line despite being shut down by the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 Tuesday night.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactSaku Koivu, Andrew Cogliano and Daniel Winnik held Detroit's dynamic duo off the scoresheet in a 3-1 win Ducks' win to begin the playoffs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg combined for four shots and a minus-2 rating in the contest.
Pavel Datsyuk lights up Predators for 3 pts | 04/25/2013 11:42 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk scored a goal and added two assists for the Red Wings in a 5-2 win over Nashville Thursday night.
ImpactWith the Wings needing a win to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race Datsyuk stepped up and carried the team on his shoulders. Justin Abdelkader, Patrick Eaves, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula.
Pavel Datsyuk notches goal, assist in win | 04/24/2013 10:21 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk scored and assisted as the Red Wings topped the Kings on Wednesday night 3-1.
ImpactDatsyuk has quietly put together an excellent season, with 14 goals and 29 assists in 45 games. Jordin Tootoo and Johan Franzen were the other goal scorers for the Wings, while Brendan Smith, Patrick Eaves and Jonathan Ericsson chipped in with assists.
Pavel Datsyuk gets five shots in shutout loss | 04/07/2013 3:24 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk had five shots on goal in a 1-0 loss Sunday.
ImpactDatsyuk was held off the scoresheet after scoring his 12th and 13th goals of the season in Friday's 3-2 overtime victory against Colorado. Drew Miller recorded a team-leading four hits.
Pavel Datsyuk's two point night leads Detroit | 03/26/2013 2:08 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk scored the game winner and added an assist in the Redwings 3-2 win over Phoenix Coyotes.
ImpactThe goal is his 11th of the year and he is on pace for another season with over a point per game. He is a magician with the puck and is a must start in all formats, especially when he is riding hot streaks like this one (13 points in 11 games).
Datsyuk and Wings must get road PP going | 03/10/2013 9:53 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have yet to score a power play goal away from home this season.
ImpactIncredibly, the team has gone a combined 0-for-36 with the man advantage on the road, which is a stark contract to the 14-for-62 rate at which they have converted at home. The Wings schedule down the stretch includes a disproportionate amount of road contests so the team will need to address this problem if it expects to make the playoffs.
Pavel Datsyuk produces nicely in defeat | 02/28/2013 2:03 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk didn't score in the Detroit Red Wings' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, but he put up solid peripheral stats.
ImpactDatsyuk had five shots on goal and four PIM, winning 59 percent of his faceoffs. Sure, he didn't score, but that's a solid effort. Kyle Quincey was gifted Detroit's only goal on a weird bounce.
Pavel Datsyuk scores incredible goal v. Preds | 02/20/2013 2:48 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Detroit's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville Tuesday night.
ImpactHis eighth marker of the season was scored in highlight reel fashion, as he danced through four Predators in the middle of the ice on an end-to-end rush. Datsyuk is renowned across the league for his sublime stickhandling skills and his ability to dangle, but even he was thrilled with the result of the play which was evident from the emotion he displayed when the puck went into the net. He extended his scoring streak to five games in the match and has recorded 18 points in 15 contests this year.
| 02/18/2013 2:57 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk returned to action on Sunday February 17.
Pavel Datsyuk notches two points in loss | 02/17/2013 10:46 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk scored a goal and added an assist in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to Minnesota Sunday night.
ImpactDatsyuk drew a helper on Damien Brunner's first period goal and later scored one of his own during a man advantage in the second frame. Henrik Zetterberg also picked up two assists in the losing effort.
50-50 chance Pavel Datsyuk will play Sunday | 02/16/2013 8:51 PM
NewsThere's a 50-50 chance that Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder bruise) will play on Sunday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactDatsyuk missed Friday's game because of the ailment. He has six goals and 14 points in 13 games in 2013.
Pavel Datsyuk has a bruised shoulder | 02/16/2013 11:08 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk's upper body injury is a shoulder bruise.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactDatsyuk didn't play on Friday and he's considered day-to-day beyond that. He has six goals and 14 points in 13 games this season.
Pavel Datsyuk out of the Red Wings lineup | 02/15/2013 8:13 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk will not play tonight due to an upper body injury.
Detroit Red Wings on Twitter
ImpactNo word on what the injury may be but take him out of your lineup if you are able to. Stay tuned for further details.
Pavel Datsyuk snipes sixth goal in OT loss | 02/13/2013 11:23 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk sniped a goal, but the Red Wings fell 4-3 in overtime to the Blues on Wednesday night.
ImpactDatsyuk now has goals in three straight games, and he has 14 points on the season. His goal was the one that tied it up at three 12:39 into the third period. Tomas Tatar and Drew Miller each potted their first goals of the season in the loss.
Datsyuk, Zetterberg lead Wings over Oilers | 02/09/2013 6:17 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk registered a goal and an assist Saturday in Detroit's 2-1 win over Edmonton.
ImpactThe Red Wings went 2-for-7 with the man advantage in the contest. Henrik Zetterberg collected two helpers in the victory, while Niklas Kronwall had the other marker.
Datsyuk sues over clothing with his likeness | 02/05/2013 11:05 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk is suing a man who he feels is selling clothing that include his likeness, name, and number without his permission.
ImpactOakland Circuit Judge Martha D. Anderson has already issued a temporary restraining order and there will be a hearing to determine if it should be permanent. "Pavel Datsyuk is more focused right now on playing hockey this season and bringing the Stanley Cup back to Detroit," his attorney, Mahesh Nayak, said. "But this is serious and we have to put a stop to it. This is confusing to his fans and damaging to him personally." Meanwhile, Datsyuk has three goals and 10 points in eight games this season.
Red Wings struggling on the power play | 01/28/2013 9:51 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings power play is a disappointing 2-26 this season.
ImpactWhile it isn't as bad as the Kings who are 0-23, it still isn't anything to write home about. "It's an issue for us, it should be better with the skill level we have," coach Mike Babcock said. "We're slow to the puck right now. when we shoot the puck they have four guys going to it quicker than we do." It's only one of the reasons that the Red Wings are struggling in the early going.
Pavel Datsyuk gets three points Friday | 01/26/2013 12:23 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk scored a goal and registered two assists in Detroit's 5-3 victory Friday night.
ImpactTodd Bertuzzi netted two goals in his season debut. Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist for Detroit. Damien Brunner netted his second goal of the season at 0:13 of the second period. Valtteri Filppula assisted on three of Detroit's five goals. Niklas Kronwall recorded his third and fourth assists of the season.
Pavel Datsyuk gets two points in win Monday | 01/22/2013 12:03 AM
NewsPavel Datsyuk potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout win against the Blue Jackets Monday night.
ImpactQuite simply, Dastyuk is a stud and one of the most complete players of all-time. The Russian All-Star only had 19 goals and 67 points in 70 games with the Wings last season, so hopefully, you were able to snatch him up at a discount in your draft this year.
Pavel Datsyuk finally back with Red Wings | 01/15/2013 4:49 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk skated with the Red Wings on Tuesday after finally returning from Russia and the KHL.
ImpactThe Wings gave Datsyuk permission to play in the KHL All-Star Game on Sunday, making his absence far less controversial than that of Ilya Kovalchuk's. Still, Datsyuk didn't rule out returning to Russia at some point, saying,"It's kind of my dream, to (go) back and enjoy with Russian friends.They (cheered) for me at the beginning. You never know how your career will go."
Datsyuk will return after KHL All-Star Game | 01/09/2013 5:15 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk has been granted permission to play in the KHL All-Star Game on Sunday and according to his agent, Gary Greenstin, he will return to Detroit afterward.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"Pavel loves Red Wings organization. He make his name in Detroit," Greenstin said Wednesday. "He belongs to them, and Detroit belong to him. He has permission to play in All-Star Game. He had reservation to fly the 11th; now I believe he will fly the 14th." Datsyuk has continued to score highlight reel goals in the KHL this year, while tallying 36 points in 31 games with CSKA Moscow.
Pavel Datsyuk earns helper in CSKA's 3-1 win | 01/04/2013 2:38 PM
NewsPavel Datsyuk contributed an assist during a 3-1 win for CSKA Moscow versus Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
ImpactDatstyk has manufactured 34 points in 30 outings with his lockout club. Former Vancouver Canucks forward Sergei Shirokov concluded the contest with a goal and an assist for CSKA.
|Goals||2||at Col||Apr 5||2|
|Assists||3||2 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||3|
|Points||3||5 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at LA||Feb 27||2|
|Plus/Minus||4||at Ana||Mar 22||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||8 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 25||1|
|Power Play Points||2||2 times-last:at Phx||last:Mar 25||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||3 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||7||2 times-last:vs. LA||last:Apr 24||7|
|Points||97||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Det)|
|Penalty Minutes||35||2003-04 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||11||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Det)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2006-07 (Det)|
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