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Wings recall AHL's leading scorer

Nyquist joins team for Western Canada trip; Tatar sent down

Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 11:45 AM ET / Press Release
By Todd Beam  - Detroit Red Wings Communications Director
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Wings recall AHL\'s leading scorer

Gustav Nyquist
Center - DET
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | PTS: 0
SOG: 3 | +/-: -1
DETROIT – The Red Wings today announced that forward Gustav Nyquist has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. The club has also announced that forward Tomas Tatar has been reassigned to Grand Rapids. The promotion marks Nyquists third stint with the Red Wings this season. The Halmstad, Sweden, native has appeared in two games for Detroit in 2012-13, collecting three shots on goal and a -1 rating in contests against the Dallas Stars on Jan. 21 and the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 15.

Nyquist, 23, was selected by Detroit in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He currently leads the AHL in scoring with 60 points (23-37-60) in 57 games played. He paces the Griffins in numerous statistical categories this season including goals (23), assists (37), points (60), power-play goals (9) and shots on goal (166). In 20 career NHL games with the Red Wings, Nyquist has registered seven points (1-6-7).

Nyquist set the Griffins rookie scoring record last season after registering 58 points (22-36-58) in 56 games. Prior to joining the Griffins at the end of the 2010-11 season, Nyquist played three seasons at the University of Maine (NCAA, Hockey East), amassing 144 points (50-94-144) in 113 collegiate appearances.

Tatar has appeared in 18 games for the Red Wings this season, registering seven points (4-3-7) and a +2 rating. In 44 games with Grand Rapids prior to his recall, Tatar collected 39 points (19-20-39), 44 penalty minutes and a +13 rating.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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