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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
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Danny DeKeyser may play with newcomer Mike Green this season and if that happens then he's looking forward to the opportunity.
"He's a great player, has a great shot from the point, he moves the puck out of the defensive zone fast," DeKeyser said. "I haven't really talked to the coaching staff, I don't know what the pairings are, that's news to me, but he's a good player and if we end up paired together, it'll be a good combo." The 25-year-old feels he can learn things from Green this year and he's excited to be reunited with Jeff Blashill, who recruited him to Western Michigan and coached him in Grand Rapids. Aug 13 - 11:57 AM

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Danny DeKeyser will get more power-play time in Game 7.

He took Marek Zidlicky's spot during the morning skate and Jakub Kindl filled in for Niklas Kronwall on the other. Zidlicky is out with a possible concussion and Kronwall is suspended. DeKeyser has averaged just 52 seconds of ice time with the man advantage so far in the series.
Apr 29 - 1:04 PM

Danny DeKeyser notched two assists in the Wings' 6-4 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.

DeKeyser's helpers came within a minute of each other to tie the game up at two in the first period, but Detroit could not keep up the pace. The 25-year-old has 27 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:02 AM

Danny DeKeyser contributed two assists in Detroit's 3-2 win over San Jose.

He had the secondary helpers on third-period goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening. DeKeyser entered the match with two assists in his previous 13 outings. He hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 23 and has 23 points in 58 games. Needless to say, DeKeyser shouldn't be on your roster if you are looking for offense.
Feb 27 - 9:31 AM

Danny DeKeyser continues to earn plenty of praise from coach Mike Babcock this season.

"He makes the least mistakes of anybody on our back end," said Babcock. "He's an elite skater, he's got an elite mind, he's ultra competitive, he comes every day ready to play." The 24-year-old blueliner has just 129 NHL games under his belt. However, his value in fantasy hockey will probably remain limited because of his offensive contributions. He has two goals, 21 points and 66 shots in 53 matches.
Feb 17 - 9:39 AM

Red Wings' head coach Mike Babcock has been impressed with the way Danny DeKeyser has developed offensively.

The 24-year-old has produced a solid two goals and 15 points in 37 games, but even the Wings admit they never saw it coming. "I saw him play nine times in college, and I never saw him do any of that, to be honest with you," Babcock said. "We didn't really expect that, we expected a guy who skated really good, had a great stick, was real good defensively, and obviously he moves the puck better than we anticipated. He's got a long way to go to get to be a star on the offensive blue line, but he's such a good player, he's such a high-end player with great hockey IQ that he makes good decisions for us." DeKeyser's arrow seems to be point up.
Jan 4 - 11:18 AM

Danny DeKeyser is projected to play on the point in the Red Wings' second power-play unit on Monday.

DeKeyser is doing so because Jakub Kindl is dealing with an elbow injury. It's not clear how long Kindl will be sidelined for, but he'll miss Monday's game at the least. DeKeyser has two goals and 13 points in 34 games in 2014-15.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser snapped a five-game scoring drought Tuesday when he earned two points in a 6-3 win against Buffalo.

He scored his second goal of the year and his first since Nov. 30. DeKeyser also earned an assist on a power-play goal by Tomas Tatar. The 24-year-old defenseman has 13 points in 33 games.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) will rejoin the Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday.

DeKeyser was sidelined for two straight games. He has a goal and 11 points in 29 contests in 2014-15. Look for Brian Lashoff to serve as a healthy scratch as a result of his return.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:31:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) is projected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

He has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, but he was a full participant in Monday's practice.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Detroit coach Mike Babcock expects Danny DeKeyser to be ready to play by this coming Tuesday against Columbus.

DeKeyser missed Friday's game and will sit out Saturday's contest with an upper-body injury. The good news is that it looks as if he is progressing quickly in his recovery and is listed as probable for Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jackets. Xavier Ouellet, who fills in admirably whenever the Wings have an injured d-man, will likey be returned to the AHL upon DeKeyser's return.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Danny DeKeyser isn't expected to play this weekend because of an upper-body injury.

The Wings host the Florida Panthers on Friday and visit Toronto on Saturday. DeKeyser logged 21:23 of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Leafs. He has 11 points in 29 games this season.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:57:00 PM

Ken Holland decided to meet with his scouts earlier than usual this week.

"Just thought it would be good to touch base now," Holland said, "instead of waiting till late January." The trade deadline isn't for three months, but the Red Wings find themselves in need for another right hander or three. "Would I like two or three more right shots? Absolutely, whether up front or on defense," Holland said. Consider this just due-diligence.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser produced his first goal of the season in Sunday's win against Vancouver.

He picked up the game winner at the 13:36 mark of the third period. DeKeyser has 10 points in 24 matches this year, which puts him well on his way to establishing a new career high in total offense.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Dan DeKeyser has picked up an assist in each of his past three games.

He has seven helpers and a plus-4 rating in 19 games this year. However, DeKeyser doesn't have a goal on just 22 shots.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek