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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman | #65

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
Contract: view contract details

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Danny DeKeyser and a number of the other Detroit defensemen have struggled so far this season.
DeKeyser was stripped of the puck which led to a goal in Saturday night's 4-1 loss to Florida. Detroit Jeff Blashill has not been impressed with his blueline to date. When asked if he liked any of his pairings, Blashill had this to say: "None of them enough. Jonathan Ericsson has been very good in two games, Xavier Ouellet has been very good in two games. Mike Green for large portions has been good." That's it. Basically, DeKeyser, Brendan Smith and Aleksey Marchenko need to improve or else they may find themselves in the press box once Niklas Kronwall is healthy enough to play. Oct 16 - 9:53 AM

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Danny DeKeyser has signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

He averaged 21:48 minutes of ice time per game last season, while contributing eight goals and 20 points in 78 matches. DeKeyser has become a top-four defender for the Red Wings, but he still has work to do before he becomes a viable player in fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 10:16 AM

Danny DeKeyser's arbitration hearing is set for Thursday, but an agreement on a long-term deal could be finalized before that.

"Ideally, Danny would like to do a longer-term deal. The club would like to do a longer-term deal," GM Ken Holland said. "Since they filed, this period of negotiation and time to do your brief for an arbitration hearing has mostly been about discussions on a longer-term deal. We talked Thursday, we talked Friday, we're going to talk again today." He can only receive a one-year deal if his case is heard.
Jul 25 - 11:32 AM

Danny DeKeyser's arbitration date in July 28.

If the Red Wings and DeKeyser can't find a common ground before that date, then an arbitrator will hear their case. He's completed a two-year, $4,375,000 deal and recorded 20 points in 78 contests in 2015-16.
Jul 11 - 4:13 PM

Danny DeKeyser has filed for salary arbitration.

Dekeyser had eight goals and 20 points in 78 games in 2015-16. He's completed a two-year, $4,375,000 contract. He mentioned back in June that he and the Red Wings hadn't "really gotten a whole lot into" his contract negotiations, but he didn't expect the process to drag out.
Jul 5 - 5:50 PM

Danny DeKeyser said that his camp and Detroit "haven't really gotten a whole lot into" his contract negotiations yet.

DeKeyser is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1. He had eight goals and 20 points in 78 contests in 2015-16. "I'm sure talks will get moving more towards the end of the month or into July as we get going," he said. "I don't expect it to drag out real long. Hopefully it gets done sooner rather than later."
Jun 24 - 8:54 AM

Danny DeKeyser picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.

DeKeyser was a force to be reckoned with on Saturday, especially after Niklas Kronwall left mid way through. The young defender is now up to 12 assists and 20 points on the season.
Mar 12 - 5:47 PM

Danny DeKeyser picked up a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-5 win over Boston.

The helpers bring his total up to 10 on the season with 17 points. Quite the drop off from 29 assists and 31 points achieved last season. But still at just age-25, there's plenty of room for growth.
Feb 14 - 6:42 PM

Danny DeKeyser (knee) is fine to play Friday night.

There was some initial concern about his availability because he was struck in the knee by a Dion Phaneuf shot in the third period of Wednesday's game. However, while the shot struck a nerve, the injury didn't prove to be substantial.
Feb 12 - 12:00 PM

Danny DeKeyser (knee) is expected to play Friday against Colorado.

He was struck on the side of the knee by a Dion Phaneuf shot in the third period of Wednesday's game against Ottawa. DeKeyser tried to stay in, but he couldn't put enough weight on his leg because it was badly bruised. However, he is fine to play versus the Avalanche.
Feb 12 - 8:16 AM

Danny DeKeyser (leg) should be fine to play on Friday.

DeKeyser didn't complete Wednesday's game after absorbing a snapshot to his leg. Fortunately nothing's broken, although the area is bruised.
Feb 11 - 1:10 PM

Danny DeKeyser left Wednesday's game versus Ottawa early in the third period after taking a Dion Phaneuf slapshot to his right knee.

"It's not a break by any means, but a bruise and it was sore; it hit in a spot that will be painful," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He'll be day to day. We'll see (Thursday) where it's at but he couldn't put any weight on it to finish the game." DeKeyser scored his seventh goal of the season to open the scoring in the first period.
Feb 11 - 7:59 AM

Danny DeKeyser has earned a point in each of his last three games, but he's looking forward to getting some rest over the All-Star break.

"We have a little bit of a longer break, so it's nice," DeKeyser said. "I'll be in the Bahamas for a few days, laying on a beach, soaking up some vitamin D." He scored two goals and added an assist to give him 14 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 27 - 10:07 AM

Danny DeKeyser picked up his fifth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-3 loss to Anaheim.

It was a beautiful blast from the point as Detroit tried to mount a late comeback, but it was too little too late. DeKeyser now has 13 points on the season.
Jan 24 - 1:08 AM

Danny DeKeyser found where Mamma hides the cookies, winning Thursday's match with Arizona 3-2 in overtime.

The Red Wings were down 2-0 heading into the final frame before sending the game into overtime. DeKeyser was the lucky recipient of Dylan Larkin's ability to weave through traffic, and he used an Arizona defender as a screen for the winner as well. Now with 11 points in 40 games DeKeyser still belongs on the wire, but the highlight itself is worth checking out.
Jan 15 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
5Tomas Nosek
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Steve Ott
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Tomas Jurco
6Joe Vitale
7Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Dan Renouf
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Edward Pasquale