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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 29)
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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80