CAREER: Signed a 6-year contract extension on 11/27/13...2014 Olympic Silver...Represented Sweden at 2012 and 2010 WCs (bronze)...2009 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association...2008 AHL All-Star.
2013-14: Ranked among DET leaders with 91 hits (5th), 46 blocked shots (7th) and 21:14 TOI...Recorded assists in back-to-back games, 3/6-3/7...Played in his 300th NHL game, 12/12 at TB...Notched his 1st goal of the season on 10/10 at PHX...Man Games Lost: 34.
OTHER: Was the final player chosen in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (291st overall)...His brother, Jimmie, has played in over 400 SHL games and was the lone non-NHL player on the 2014 Swedish Olympic Team.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.