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Dan DeKeyser | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Western Michigan
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Dan DeKeyser'a two-year contract with the Red Wings is worth $4.375 million.
"He's one of our of top-four defensemen, he's become one of our most important players," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "This probably took a little longer than both sides wanted, but when you look around the league there weren't many comparables." He's unlikely to garner much fantasy attention heading into the 2014-15 season, but he has the potential to warrant consideration if he offensive game continues to develop. Sep 17 - 12:20 PM

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The Detroit Red Wings signed Dan DeKeyser to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

This one came right down to the wire as far as the defenseman's stated goal in participating in training camp is concerned. The 24-year-old seems to have solid if unspectacular potential in fantasy terms; he scored four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season while compiling 30 PIM and averaging 21:38 TOI. Nothing amazing, but if he continues to grow he should be a solid depth D option in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 5:23 PM

Dan DeKeyser is getting "kind of anxious" regarding his contract situation with the Detroit Red Wings.

"Hopefully, something gets done soon, because camp is only a few days away," he said. GM Ken Holland said he spoke with DeKeyser's agent on Monday and they'll continue talks on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 3:57 PM

Dan DeKeyser is still hopeful that he'll have a new contract with the Red Wings for the start of training camp.

"There's still some time left here before camp," DeKeyser said. "Obviously I don't want to miss anything like that. Hopefully we can come to something here pretty soon." There hasn't been any talks between the two sides for about a week, but GM Ken Holland expects negotiations to resume soon. DeKeyser isn't frustrated that he remains unsigned with camps just a week away.
Sep 12 - 9:34 AM

Once Dan DeKeyser gets a new contract, he'll be looking to build off his first full season.

He wants to establish himself as a top-four blueliner on the Wings and improve on his numbers from last year. DeKeyser had four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season. He would like a long-time deal and he's confident that something will be worked out before training camp.
Aug 15 - 4:47 PM

Dan DeKeyser isn't worried about his contract situation.

He remains a restricted free agent with training camp just over a month away. "I don't really think about it very much, other than that I'm pretty confident a deal will get done before training camp," DeKeyser said. "And it's just something that my agent and Kenny deal with mostly."
Aug 13 - 4:43 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland will talk contract with Dan DeKeyser again this week.

He's a restricted free agent after skating in 65 games last season and generating 23 points.
Aug 12 - 3:52 PM

Dan DeKeyser isn't worried about his ongoing contract negotiations with Detroit.

"There won't be any problems," said DeKeyser. "It'll be done before camp. So, no one needs to worry about that." DeKeyser is a restricted free agent after recording four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season. After his strong rookie season, the Red Wings are counting on him to be one of their best defensemen.
Source: Fox17
Jul 29 - 12:32 AM

Restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar, both important players with the Red Wings, are not close to re-signing with the club.

"We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing close," Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. Holland said he made Tatar an offer recently that is being mulled over. "Tats is overseas, and I’m waiting to hear back. On the DeKeyser front, we met them in early June. We talked briefly at the draft, and we haven’t really talked much in July. I’ve made what I think are pretty good offers. They haven’t really countered. We’re just in the waiting process." DeKeyser, 24, scored four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 65 games last season, his first full one in the NHL. He had no points in five playoff games. Tatar, 23, has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 100 career NHL games. In his first full season with the Wings last season, he scored 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 73 games.
Jul 19 - 10:25 AM

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has named Dan DeKeyser the Red Wings rookie of the year.

"We had a lot of rookies in the lineup on a regular basis this season, so it's a great honor to be recognized as rookie of the year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association," DeKeyser said. "Being able to play here in Detroit in front of my friends and family made this season very special, and it's a privilege to be acknowledged by the DSBA with so many other worthy candidates who were able to help the team this year." In 65 games, he produced four goals, 23 points and a plus-10 rating. He averaged 21:38 of ice time per match, which ranked him second on the team.
Jun 12 - 12:26 PM

Dan DeKeyser will make his national team debut as a player when he suits up for the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championship next week.

He received an invite for Team USA's orientation camp last summer, but he wasn't chosen for the Sochi Olympics. Detroit coach Mike Babcock felt that DeKeyser "faded a bit in the playoffs," but he thought the young blueliner "was still strong." In his first full NHL season, he recorded 23 points and a plus-10 rating.
May 1 - 12:53 PM

Dan DeKeyser shrugged off Milan Lucic's spear to his groin area.

"I'm fine, it just happened, it's something that happens during the game and you deal with it," DeKeyser said. "Every now and then emotions run high during the game and stuff happens." The Detroit defenseman said he didn't even know who was responsible for the incident until after the game when he saw the replay.
Apr 19 - 6:27 PM

Dan DeKeyser will not be used Sunday afternoon.

The Red Wings want DeKeyser to take a game off before the playoffs start. He has 23 points and 30 penalty minutes in 65 games this season.
Apr 13 - 11:58 AM

Dan DeKeyser had two assists in a 3-2 victory on Friday.

DeKeyser has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He now has four goals and 23 points in 61 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 5 - 9:44 AM

Dan DeKeyser escaped serious injury after taking a skate blade to the lip during Friday night's 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton.

He needed a few stitches to close the cut but returned to the game after missing some time in the first period. DeKeyser should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Blackhawks.
Mar 15 - 9:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
5Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson