By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2011-12 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on center Pavel Datsyuk.
Led the team with 48 assists this season, which gave him a league rank of 14. He has posted 40 or more assists in six of his 10 seasons with Detroit.
Collected career point No. 700 – an assist – in a 5-0 victory vs. Buffalo on Jan. 16. His 718 career points with the Wings puts him at No. 8 on the franchise’s list of all-time points leaders. He also played in his 700th career game on Dec. 31 against St. Louis
Number of face-offs that he won this season, giving him a 56.2 face-off percentage and putting him seventh on the list of face-offs won by players in the Western Conference.
With an average ice time of 20:27 per point recorded, he had the best production value of any player on the team.
Number of power-play assists that he generated this season. With 25 total points on the power play, the center was the most productive Red Wing while with the man-advantage.
Number of multi-point games he had this season. He had two three-point games throughout the regular-season, and during a seven-game point streak (Dec. 31-Jan. 16), he posted a total of 11 points on a goal and 10 assists.