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Pavel Datsyuk
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1978  (AGE 36)
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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I love you. I think we [climbed] as high as we possibly can.

— Sergei Fedorov to former Red Wings teammate Nicklas Lidstrom after each was voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 on Monday
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