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Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Left Wing  - DET
(abdehl-KAY-duhr)
Number: 8
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 218
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 25, 1987  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Muskegon, MI, United States
Drafted: DET / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (42nd overall)
BY SEASON
2009-10:  Appeared in a career high 50 games for Detroit…Registered career highs with three goals, three assists, six points and 35 PIM…Notched his first career regular season point 10/15 vs. LA (assist)…Scored his first career regular season goal 10/17 vs. COL…Had his first career multi-goal game 11/11 at CBJ…Finished third on Detroit with 152 hits despite appearing in just 50 games…Dressed for 11 of Detroit’s 12 postseason games in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Finished with two postseason points (1-1-2) and 36 PIM…Appeared in 33 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), finishing with 24 points (11-13-24), 86 PIM, one PPG, one SHG and a +6 rating…Served as an assistant captain in Grand Rapids.

2008-09: Appeared in two regular season games with Detroit….Did not register a point in two regular season games….Recalled to Detroit 5/8 and played in 10 postseason games for the Red Wings, recording 32 hits…Played in his first career NHL postseason game in Game 5 vs. Anaheim on 5/10, registering his first career postseason point (assist)….Scored his first two career postseason goals in Games 1 and 2 vs. Pittsburgh, becoming the first player in NHL history to score goals in the first two games of a Stanley Cup Final having never previously scored a goal in the NHL (regular season or playoffs)….Made his AHL debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins….Appeared in 76 games, finishing second in team scoring with 52 points, tied for second in goals (24), and fifth in assists (28)….Led team with 102 penalty minutes…. Tied for third in goals among AHL rookies….Recorded team-best six goals in 10 games during AHL postseason….Named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team and a finalist for the rookie of the year award, equaling the franchise record for most goals by a rookie (22) and recording the second most points by a Griffins’ rookie.

2007-08: Signed to an amateur tryout by Detroit 4/3, forgoing his final collegiate season….Made his NHL debut vs. Columbus 4/3, playing 11:20 and recording three shots and three hits….Played two regular season games for the Wings….Was a Black Ace during the 2008 playoffs….Appeared in 42 games for Michigan State….Named alternate captain as a junior….Finished second on team in points (40), game-winning goals (5), plus-minus (+15), shots (137), and finished third in assists (21) and goals (19)…. Led team with 107 PIM….MSU owned an 18-4-0 record when Abdelkader registered a point….Named to NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team….CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward.

2006-07: Appeared in 38 games for Michigan State….Helped MSU capture the 2007 NCAA Championship, scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game vs. Boston College with 18.9 seconds remaining – the latest a game winner has ever been scored in a NCAA title game….Named 2007 NCAA Championship Tournament MVP and 2007 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player….Finished third on the team in scoring with 33 points and tied for third on the squad with 18 assists….Led team with 91 penalty minutes.

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STANDINGS

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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