Pavel Datsyuk
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 07/20/1978
AGE: 38
DRAFTED: DET: 1998-171 overall
Frank J. Selke Trophy (3)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (4)
Entering his ninth NHL season, all with Detroit … Won his third consecutive Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward in 2010…Won the Lady Byng Trophy four consecutive seasons (2006-09) becoming just the second player in NHL history to do so….Represented Russia at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics…Has been selected to the NHL All-Star Game three times (2004, 2008 and 2009)…Has won two Stanley Cup championships as a member of the Red Wings (2002 and 2008)…Signed a seven-year contract with the Detroit on 4/6/07…Has 162 career multi-point games.
Finished tied for the team lead with 70 points (Zetterberg)…Marked the sixth consecutive season he has either led the team in scoring or tied for the team lead, the longest streak in franchise history…Led the NHL with 132 takeaways…Led Detroit with 27 goals…Finished second on Detroit with 43 assists and nine power-play goals…Ranked third on the Wings with a +17 rating…Led all Detroit forward with 20:20 of ice time during the regular season…Appeared in 80 regular season games for Detroit…Led all Detroit centers winning 55.1% of his face-offs taken…Played in the 600th game of his NHL career on 3/30 vs. EDM…Won his third consecutive Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward…Appeared in all 12 postseason games for Detroit…Finished third on team with 13 postseason points (6-7—13)…Averaged 18:48 of ice time during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs…Represented his native Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

2008-09: Led Detroit in scoring for the fourth consecutive season (32-65—97) joining Steve Yzerman and Gordie Howe as the only players in team history to do so…Set a new career high with 32 goals and tied a career high with 97 points…Finished fourth in NHL scoring (97 pts.) and 5th in assists (65)…Played in his 500th career game 2/13 at CBJ…Recorded his 500th career point 2/25 vs. SJ…Recorded 31 multi-point games…Led team with 36 power-play points…Finished tied for second on team with 11 power-play goals (Franzen)…Led team and finished third in NHL with a +34 rating…Won his fourth consecutive Lady Byng Trophy becoming just the second player in NHL history to do so…Won his second consecutive Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward…Named to the NHL’s second All-Star team (postseason)…Appeared in 16 postseason games, missing seven due to injury…Finished with nine postseason points (1-8—9) in 16 games.

2007-08:  Only member of the Red Wings to appear in all 82 regular season games….Also played in all 22 postseason games for Detroit….Won Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward….Won third consecutive Lady Byng Trophy….Led the Red Wings in scoring for the third consecutive season, joining Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman as the only players in franchise history to do so….Led the NHL with a plus-41 rating….Finished fourth in the NHL with 97 points (31-66—97)….Set career highs in goals and assists (31g, 66a)….Registered at least one point in 63 of 82 games….Represented Detroit in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta (1 assist, +2)….Finished fourth in NHL postseason scoring and second on Red Wings (10-13—23)….Registered first career hat trick (regular season or postseason) in Game 3 of the WCF at Dallas.

2006-07: Played in a career-high 79 games…Plus-36 rating led Detroit and ranked seventh in the NHL…Tied his career-high for points in a season with 27-60—87…Led Detroit in scoring for the second consecutive season…Led the Red Wings in road scoring for the second consecutive season with 14-27—41…Scored his 100th NHL goal on 2/21/07 vs. Chicago…Set a career-high for assists in a single game, tallying four assists on three separate occasions (1/11, 1/17, 2/17)…Established a career-high for points in a single game on 1/11/07 at Phoenix, collecting 1-4—5…Missed three games due to a groin injury (1/2-1/6)…Played in all 18 of Detroit’s playoff games…Led Detroit in goals (8) and ranked second in points (14) during the 2007 playoffs.

2005-06: Led Detroit in scoring (28-59—87), the most points by a Red Wing since 1996-97…Set career highs in points (87), assists (59) and power-play goals (11)…Ranked 17th in the NHL in scoring and ninth in assists….Led the club in road scoring (15-30—45)…Led all Central Division players in scoring…Finished with a career high +26 rating…Posted a career high nine-game assist streak 10/22/05-11/9/05 (13 assists)…Had ten-game point streaks twice 10/21/05-11/9/05 (4-13--17) and 2/8/06-3/12/06 (6-12--18)…Led Detroit in multi-point games (23)…Registered a career high in points on 1/12/06 vs. Philadelphia (2-2—4)…Recorded his 200th career point 1/8/06 vs. Dallas…First Red Wing to score a shootout goal 12/12/05 vs. Columbus (LeClaire)…Appeared in all six of Detroit’s 2006 playoff games, recording three assists and averaging 20:05 per game…Won Lady Byng Trophy…Missed seven games due to a knee injury.

2004-05: Helped Moscow Dynamo to a first-place finish in the Russian Elite League with 35 points in 47 regular-season games (15-20--35) and led team with nine points in 10 playoff games (6-3--9)….Represented Russia in both the 2004 World Cup (1-0--1 in 4 games) and 2005 World Championships (3-4--7 in 9 games).

2003-04: Breakout season setting new career highs in games played (75), goals (30), points (68), penalty minutes (35), power play goals (8) and game-winning goals (4)....Led the Wings in goals and tied with Brett Hull for team lead in points….Scored first career shorthanded goal (unassisted) 12/22/03 vs. St. Louis (Osgood)....Posted career best and led Detroit forwards in average ice time (18:16)....100th career assist came 3/21/04 at Anaheim....First career All-Star game selection....Earned NHL’s “Offensive Player of the Month” award for December 2003 by leading all NHL players in goals (12) in 15 December games....Recorded 23 points in December (12 goals, 11 assists)....Posted multiple points in eight of those 15 games....Appeared in all 12 of Detroit’s 2004 playoff games recording six assists and averaging 17:23 per game.
2002-03: Appeared in only 64 games due to knee injury, missed 18 games  (12/1/02 through 1/7/03)....Set then career highs in goals (12), assists (39),  points (51) and penalty minutes (16)....Played 100th career Detroit/NHL game 1/22/03 at Edmonton....Posted a season high four-point game 3/29/03 at St. Louis scoring one goal and adding three assists finishing the game with a plus-three rating....Represented the Russian National Team in the 2003 World Championships in Finland playing seven games scoring one goal and four assists.

2001-02: Made NHL debut in Detroit’s season opener 10/4/01 at San Jose, finishing game scoreless and minus-one with no penalty minutes....First career NHL point was an assist 10/24/01 vs. Edmonton....First career NHL goal came 10/30/01 at Carolina (Barrasso), also added an assist in a 5-2 Detroit victory....Played 70 games scoring two power play goals and one game-winner with only four penalty minutes, the lowest PIM on club for Red Wings with at least 30 games played....Played 21 of Detroit’s 23 post-season games in 2002....First career playoff goal was the game-winner 5/2/02 in Game One of Round Two vs. St. Louis (Brent Johnson)....Earned first Stanley Cup Championship in his very first NHL season.

2000-01: Spent the entire season playing for AK Bars Kazan of the Russian Hockey League....Scored nine goals and 18 assists that season for a point total of 27 along with 10 penalty minutes....Prior to AK Bars Kazan, he played the previous four season for HC Yekaterinburg of the Russian Hockey League. 

Personal: Pavel, his wife and daughter reside in suburban Detroit during hockey season and return to their native Russia for the summer.... Pavel brought the Stanley Cup to his very small hometown during the summer of 2002 sharing it with family, friends and the entire community, especially with the young hockey players of that region. Lists Jim Carey as his favorite actor.