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Pavel Datsyuk | Center | #13

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 194
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (171) / DET
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Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Datsyuk also added a goal in the shootout, but it wasn't enough to give his team the win. The 37-year-old tied the game with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Datsyuk has nine goals and 30 points in 40 games this season. He's currently riding a four-game point streak. Feb 12 - 10:50 PM

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Veteran Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals as the Detroit Red Wings shut out the visiting Florida Panthers 3-0 Monday night.

Datsyuk has been pretty hot lately. He notched two assists in a 5-1 win over the Islanders last Saturday. On the season, he has eight goals. Henrik Zetterberg assisted on both of Datsyuk's goals. Zetterberg now has 27 assists on the season. Datsyuk has seven goals. Tomas Tartar had Detroit's first goal Monday. He now has 16 on the season.
Feb 8 - 10:26 PM

Pavel Datsyuk registered two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Islanders.

He skated alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader for most of the match, but his assists came on goals by defensemen Kyle Quincey and Mike Green (power play). Datsyuk had one helper over his previous five outings.
Feb 8 - 9:49 AM

Pavel Datsyuk was asked what the Red Wings need in the final two months of the season and he replied, "more scoring."

"We haven't scored enough. Every game is (close). We need more scoring, it would be a much easier game. Every game is a one-goal game," said Datsyuk after returning to practice from the All-Star break. "Hockey has changed. Everybody plays more defense. They worry more about defense and less offense." Detroit is averaging 2.47 goals per game, which ties them for 20th in the league. Datsyuk had a productive January with 10 points in 11 games, but he scored just one goal of his own.
Feb 2 - 10:30 AM

Pavel Datsyuk has earned a point on the last six goals the Red Wings have scored.

He has produced a goal and five assists during that span. "Pav is playing at a high level. He was before, but the points weren't coming," coach Jeff Blashill said. "But he was getting chances and opportunities. I talk all the time about results follow process. The process has been good with Pav and the results have followed." Datsyuk's off-season surgery to repair ruptured tendons in his right ankle was believed to be part of the problem when he made his return in mid-November. However, that issue appears to be far behind him now.
Jan 19 - 9:30 AM

Pavel Datsyuk recorded an assist in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to Philadelphia.

He has one goal and five helpers during a three-game point streak. The 37-year-old has produced 22 points in 30 contests this year, but the risk of injury remains high for the talented veteran.
Jan 18 - 9:54 AM

Pavel Datysuk was in on everything as Detroit took out Arizona 3-2 in overtime.

Datsyuk got the Red Wings on the board mid-way through the third period, and would assist on the equalizer just a few minutes later. Both on the power play. He'd then pick up his third point in overtime, assisting on Danny DeKeysey's tally. What a night for the Magic Man, who now has 21 points in 29 games.
Jan 15 - 12:30 AM

Pavel Datsyuk assisted on goals by Tomas Tatar and Alexey Marchenko in the Red Wings 4-2 loss to the Kings.

The assists were Datsyuk's twelfth and thirteenth of the season. He now has eighteen points on the season in twenty-eight games played.
Jan 12 - 2:28 AM

Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal for the Red Wings in a 4-1 loss to the Jets on Tuesday.

Datsyuk’s goal came 1:52 into the third period with the game just about out of reach down 4-0. The 37-year-old forward has seen his production decline this season due to various injuries. He is still a productive forward but fantasy owners should no longer expect point per game seasons.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:37:00 PM

Veteran Pavel Datsyuk was the lone goal scorer for Detroit in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Wild in Minnesota Monday night.

Datsyuk's goal, his fourth of the season, narrowed the Wild's lead to 2-1 at 18:03 of the third period. The Wild scored into an empty net to cement the victory 53 seconds later. Drawing assists on Datsyuk's goal were Justin Abdelkader and Brendan Smith.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Canucks.

Datsyuk did all his damage in the third period, as he tied the game, 2-2, at the 3:29 mark of the period and assisted on Henrik Zetterberg's game-tying goal with under two minutes remaining in regulation, but he did miss on his shootout attempt. The 37-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 17 games this season.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk feels like "something is missing" since he returned to the lineup from off-season ankle surgery.

"I feel good right now," he said. "At the beginning it was tougher because everybody was so fast. I'm on pace with everybody now. But something is still missing. I need to find it." Datsyuk wants to be better with the puck with regard to handling and shooting. He likes the way his new line, alongside Darren Helm and Brad Richards, has been working lately. The trio produced Detroit's only goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to Buffalo. Datsyuk had an assist in the match to give him eight points in 16 games.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Pavel Datsyuk earned two assists in a 5-1 win against Arizona on Thursday.

He had the secondary helper on goals by defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Niklas Kronwall. Datsyuk has two goals and five points in 11 games since making his season debut on Nov. 13.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:01:00 AM

Pavel Datsyuk became the sixth Red Wings player in franchise history to score 300 goals and 500 assists.

The Russian wonder scored his second goal and third point of the season, in the second period Wednesday night against the Bruins. The aging wizard started slow with only two points in the first six games (6-1-1-2) after debuting 15-games into the season due to an ankle injury.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 08:51:00 PM

Pavel Datsyuk scored in Saturday's 4-3 OT win over the St. Louis Blues.

Datsyuk opened the scoring at the 10:14 mark of the first period. Brad Richards and Teemu Pulkkinen picked up the assists on Datsyuk's first goal of the season. The 37-year-old has missed all but six games because of an ankle injury and now has two points in 2015-16.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Dylan Larkin
3Brad Richards
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
9Xavier Ouellet
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard