Detroit Red Wings
RedWingsSeasonTickets.com Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Datsyuk earns second straight Carhartt award

Star center shined in January with 17-points in 12 games

Wednesday, 02.4.2009 / 7:25 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
X
Share with your Friends


Datsyuk earns second straight Carhartt award
Pavel Datsyuk receives the Carhartt 'Hardest Working Player of the Month' Trophy for January from Doug Murphy of the Red Wings' Ad Sales department and Sanja Zarubica, Carhatt's sponsorship and event specialist.
DETROITPavel Datsyuk rang in the new year the same way he closed out last year – by receiving the Red Wings’ Carhartt Hardest Working Player of the Month Award.

The Red Wings center finished 2008 on an eight-game point-scoring streak, collecting 16 points, which helped Detroit to a 9-3-1 record in December.

The superstar center had an equally impressive January, collecting 17-points (four goals, 13 assists) with a plus-7 rating in 12 games. He had six multiple-point games, capped by a pair of three-point nights against Columbus (Jan. 6) and at Dallas (Jan. 12). He also had two-point games against Dallas (Jan. 8), at Anaheim (Jan. 14), at San Jose (Jan. 17), and at Phoenix (Jan. 20).

Datsyuk had five multi-point games in December.

For the second straight month, Datsyuk received his award from Carhartt sponsorship and event specialist Sanja Zarubica during a pre-game ceremony prior to the start of the Wings-Coyotes game at Joe Louis Arena on Feb. 4.

During the regular-season, Carhartt has presented the monthly award to the hardest working Red Wings’ player, along with Carhartt merchandise. The award, in its second season, recognizes the player for his hard work and individual dedication to commitment necessary to excel on the ice. The Red Wings’ coaching staff and front office personnel select the monthly recipients.

Statistically speaking, Datsyuk finished his best special teams month of the season, registering two power-play goals and seven assists with the man-advantage. He also scored a game-winning goal – his second of the season – in the Wings’ 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Jan. 6.

Datsyuk kicked off January with a second-period goal that gave the Red Wings a 4-3 lead against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field. The Wings scored twice more en route to a 6-4 win.

The defending Selke Trophy winner continues to shine as an outstanding two-way contributor this season. Datsyuk remains among the top 10 best face-off men in the league, winning draws at a 57 percent clip. Following Monday’s games, he also led the league with 62 takeaways, which was seven better than Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, who was second with 55.

Through 50 games this season, Datsyuk leads the Wings in assists (40) and points (59).

Datsyuk, who also won the Hardest Working award in Dec. 2007, is the 11th Red Wing so honored by Carhartt since last season, joining past recipients Henrik Zetterberg (Oct. 2007), Chris Osgood (Nov. 2007), Dan Cleary (Jan. 2008), trainers Piet VanZant and Russ Baumann (Feb. 2008), Johan Franzen (March 2008), Marian Hossa (Oct. 2008) and Andreas Lilja (Nov. 2008)

For over 115 years, Carhartt has manufactured premium workwear known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can feel in the fabrics and see in the performance. Established in 1889, Carhartt is family-owned and operated with over 4,000 employees dedicated to providing Best-in-Class apparel for the active worker.

Carhartt and the Red Wings would like to recognize Pavel Datsyuk for his outstanding work and success during January and wish him continued success throughout the 2008-09 season.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80