Detroit Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk
current status: Ankle injury, injured reserve
Birth Date:July 20, 1978 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:Sverdlovsk, RUS
Experience:13 years
Drafted:Drafted by Detroit in 1998 (6/171).
Scouting Report
Assets: Has as much skill as anyone on the ice. Plays a very patient game with the puck. Sets up his linemates with aplomb and scores highlight-reel goals. A stickhandling magician, he also possesses outstanding defensive instincts.
Flaws: Could use more bulk on his 5-11 frame to better handle physical defenders, as well as to avoid being worn down by season's end. Also has trouble avoiding injuries at times. Is a little inconsistent in the goal-scoring department.
Career Potential: Elite two-way forward with game-changing skill.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2007-08 (Detroit), 2001-02 (Detroit)
NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08
NHL Lady Byng Trophy 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06
NHL Plus/Minus Leader 2007-08
NHL Second All-Star Team 2008-09
NHL Played in the NHL YoungStars Game 2001-02
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2011-12, 2008-09 (did not play), 2007-08, 2003-04
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2002 (Russia)

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