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Danny DeKeyser | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 191
College: Western Michigan
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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

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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.
Source: MLive.com
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

Dan DeKeyser has been the only defenseman, other than Niklas Kronwall, who has been seeing regular ice time on the power play.

It hasn't translated into any points yet for DeKeyser, but he does have three assists in eight games this season. The Red Wings like the way he moves the puck and believe there is more offense for him to give.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 07:05:00 AM

Dan DeKeyser earned an assist on Detroit's only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal on Tuesday.

It was his first point since he picked up a helper in the Red Wings' season opener. DeKeyser has been averaging 20:37 of ice time after six games this campaign.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 08:17:00 AM

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 his offensive game continues to develop.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:20:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:23:00 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.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

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