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 Danny DeKeyser.
The number of points he produced, including four goals, during his first full season. It was the first time since he was an 18-year-old playing for the Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) that he topped the 20-point plateau.
Led all league rookies in average shifts per game, logging 21:38 minutes of ice time per game during the 2013-14 season. The 24-year-old ranked No. 14 among all NHL skaters in shifts per game.
Represents his first-career goal scored Nov. 4 at Winnipeg, and his first-ever power-play goal, which he scored 11 days later against Washington (Nov. 15).
Not just the number on his back, but also the number of games he played in during his first full NHL season. A sprained shoulder forced him to miss 15 games between mid-November and mid-December.
Finished second on the team in blocked shots and third among league rookies behind Tampa Bay’s Radko Gudas (138) and Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba (132).
Led all Red Wings defensemen in plus/minus rating, ranking fourth on team behind Henrik Zetterberg (19), Gustav Nyquist (16) and Tomas Tatar (12). He also finished fourth among NHL rookie D-men trailing just Anaheim’s Hampus Lindholm (29) and Boston’s Kevan Miller (20) and Torey Krug (18).