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2015 NHL Draft
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Pavel Datsyuk
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1978  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Sverdlovsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: DET / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (171st overall)
He won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics; in 2006 Olympics, he finished second overall in tournament scoring with eight points (1-7-8), playing on a line with Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexei Kovalev.

Datsyuk  joins five teammates, competing for Russia at the Olympics for the third time – Ilya Bryzgalov, Maxim Afinogenov, Andrei Markov, Sergei Fedorov and Ilya Kovalchuk (Sergei Gonchar is playing in his fourth).

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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson