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Andreas Athanasiou | Winger | #72

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (110) / DET

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Andreas Athanasiou is confident that he will stick with the Red Wings at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
"I'm not worried about that," Athanasiou said regarding a possible demotion to the minors. "I'm confident in my abilities. I do what I can out there and like I said, it's their decision and I'm doing to do the best I can to make it as easy as possible. Just take it day to day. Come September I'm going to be ready to play. It's in their hands what they want to do. I'll try to make their decision as easy as possible." He will be competing with Anthony Mantha and Tomas Nosek, who can also be sent down without clearing waivers first. Aug 1 - 4:30 PM

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Look for Andreas Athanasiou to have a bigger role with the Red Wings next season.

The 21-year-old speedster certainly impressed the Detroit coaching staff with his stint in the NHL this season and with his play in the playoffs. Athanasiou has seemingly passed prospects Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen on the Wings' depth chart and could eventually settle into a second-line role with a number of expected departures. Keep an eye on Athanasiou.
Apr 23 - 8:06 AM

Andreas Athanasiou scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The win allows the Red Wings to cut the Lightning's series lead to 2-1. Athanasiou nearly opened the scoring earlier in the game when he pulled off two spin-o-ramas in front of Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. The Wings rookie redeemed himself in the middle of the second period when he got the Wings on the board with his first career playoff goal. Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson picked up the assists on the goal. Henrik Zetterberg scored the insurance marker for Detroit.
Apr 17 - 10:18 PM

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill has been limiting Andreas Athanasiou's minutes this season.

"I get asked," Blashill said of Athanasiou's ice-time. "Obviously this seems to be a hot topic. Double-A is a good player who’s growing. Double-A will prove whether or not he can be an elite player, but when he left the American League he was not an elite player. So, to think that he’s all of a sudden going to come here and be an elite player is, I think, asking a lot of him." The 21-year-old averaged just over nine minutes of ice-time in the regular season and 8:09 in two playoff games.
Apr 17 - 10:54 AM

Andreas Athanasiou scored for a second straight game on Thursday night.

He scored an important goal in Wednesday's win over Philadelphia, but his late goal on Thursday in a 5-2 loss to Boston was much less significant. Athanasiou has nine goals and five assists for 14 points in 36 games this season.
Apr 8 - 8:18 AM

Andreas Athanasiou scored in Detroit's 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

He registered a shorthanded goal in the contest to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead after two periods. The 21-year-old speedster has eight goals and 13 points in 35 games with Detroit.
Apr 7 - 7:43 AM

Don't expect Andreas Athanasiou to play alongside Pavel Datsyuk Saturday afternoon against the Rangers.

Athanasiou lined up as a winger on Datsyuk's unit to start the game against the Jets on Thursday but finished playing sparingly on Detroit's other lines. Red Wing coach Jeff Blashill thought Athanasiou didn't execute as well as he should have. For now take a wait and see approach with Athanasiou as he is experiencing the typical rookie growing pains.
Mar 12 - 8:19 AM

Andreas Athanasiou scored twice in Detroit's 3-2 overtime win against Dallas on Monday.

It was Athanasiou's third and fourth career goals in 18 games. Pavel Datsyuk scored with the man advantage in the overtime period. Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Mike Green, and Luke Glendening each registered an assist for Detroit.
Feb 29 - 11:56 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators.

He opened the scoring at the 10:46 mark of the second period. The 21-year-old has picked up two points in his last two contests. Athanasiou has two goals and five points in 14 games this season.
Feb 21 - 10:45 AM

Andreas Athanasiou picked up his first NHL assist on Saturday against the New York Islanders.

He had a helper on Tomas Tatar's second-period goal in a 5-1 win for the Red Wings. Athanasiou didn't register a point versus Florida on Monday night and he was limited to just 5:50 of ice time.
Feb 9 - 10:03 AM

Andreas Athanasiou is projected to play with Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist.

"We think we can really have an identity of being an extremely fast team," coach Jeff Blashill said. "When you go (Darren) Helm, Athanasiou, (Dylan) Larkin — it's just a team that can have a lot of team speed." Athanasiou is excited for the opportunity and he feels the trio can generate plenty of offense.
Feb 6 - 10:01 AM

Andreas Athanasiou has been promoted by the Detroit Red Wings.

Athanasiou has a goal in six games this season. He has eight goals and 16 points in 26 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 5 - 1:47 PM

Andreas Athanasiou has been sent to the minors.

Athanasiou has a goal in six games with Detroit this season. It wouldn't be shocking to see the 21-year-old make another appearance in the NHL before the campaign is over.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored the only goal in Detroit's 1-0 win over Washington on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old made his NHL debut in Sunday's game against Dallas. He picked up his first career goal in just his second game. Athanasiou was Detroit's fourth round pick, 110th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He finished the game with three shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in just under nine minutes of action. Don't expect him to put up a ton of points this year.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 11:22:00 PM

Andreas Athanasiou made his NHL debut Sunday against Dallas.

He registered two hits, one block and won four of his eight faceoffs in 9:36 of ice time. "We felt we needed speed down in the bottom six (forwards) and he could really help," coach Jeff Blashill said. "AA doesn't need a top-six role to score because he has such a lethal weapon with his speed."
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

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