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Mathieu Dandenault
Mathieu Dandenault
Right Wing
(DAN duh noh)
Number: 25
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 208
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 3, 1976
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (49th overall)
Mathieu Dandenault was drafted 49th overall in the 1994 NHL draft by the Red Wings from the Sherbrooke Faucons of the QMJHL. Prior to that, he played Junior A hockey with the Gloucester Rangers in the COJHL. In 1993-94, he joined Sherbrooke and scored 53 points as a rookie before leading the Faucons with 70 assists and 107 points in 1994-95.

Dandenault made his NHL debut during the 1995-96 season in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. That season, he played 34 games and had 12 points as the Red Wings won the Central Division title and the President's Trophy while suiting up four games with the team's AHL affiliate Adirondack.

In 1996-97, Dandenault played 65 games for the Wings and scored 12 points. The team had a tremendous playoff run, resulting in a Stanley Cup championship and in 1997-98, Dandenault helped the Red Wings win their second consecutive Stanley Cup, defeating the Washington Capitals.

A versatile player, Dandenault who had played all of his junior career as a forward came to the NHL with the same expectations, however, he has since been transformed to a solid defensive defenseman who his capable of jumping into the rush.

Dandenault has been fortunate to be surrounded with great players throughout the early stages of his career. Players like Yzerman, Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom and Chelios to name a few most definetly eased Dandenault transition to the NHL.

In 2002, Dandenault captured his third Stanley Cup and in the spring of 2003 helped Canada capture Gold at the World Championships before opting to sign as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 2005.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89