By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013-14 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 defenseman Kyle Quincey.
For the first time in six full seasons he appeared in ever regular-season game. Forward Drew Miller was the only other Red Wings’ player to log time in every game during the 2013-14 campaign. Quincey is currently the Red Wings’ ironman, playing in 107 straight regular-season and playoff games, dating back to April 17, 2013.
Led all Red Wings’ defensemen and ranked No. 22 among Eastern Conference D-men in total takeaways. The total represents his single-season high since 2009-10 when he finished second among Colorado Avalanche blue-liners with 47 swipes.
He finished third in blocks, trailing only defensemen Niklas Kronwall (154) and rookie Danny DeKeyser (116) in the category. It was Quincey’s highest number of blocked shots since he posted a career-high (143) in 2009-10, his first season with the Avalanche.
Led the team in penalty minutes, which was also his single-season career high for time spent in the sin bin. He had a team-high 33 minor infractions, the most for tripping and interference with six each. Also earned a fighting major with San Jose’s Tyler Kennedy (Jan. 9) and a game-misconduct for boarding Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf (Dec. 17).
Equaled his single-season low for plus/minus rating, which was the worst among 11 defensemen deployed by the Red Wings this season. He began 2013-14 on a season-low four straight minus performances. However, he posted a plus-9 in the final 42 games of the season. He also posted minus-5 ratings with the Los Angeles Kings in 2008-09 and the Avalanche in 2010-11.
The only Red Wings’ defenseman to produce a game-winning goal during the regular season. Did so March 7, leading Detroit to a 7-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena. It was Quincey’s fourth career game-winner, and his first in 155 regular-season games, dating to Nov. 10, 2011.