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Justin Abdelkader
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Muskegon, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: DET / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (42nd overall)
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 3 / Assists: 2 / Points: 4 ... HAT TRICKS: 2 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 24 CAREER: 2008 CCHA Best Defensive Forward...2008 CCHA Humanitarian Award...2007 NCAA National Champion (scored GWG vs. Boston College)...2007 NCAA Tournament MVP...Represented the USA at 2007 WJC (bronze) and 2012 and 2014 WC...2005 USHL Clark Cup champion (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders). 2015-16: Signed a 7-year contract extension on 11/12...Named NHL's 1st Star on 10/12 after 5 pts (4-1-5) and 2 GWG in first 2 games...Posted 2nd career hat trick in season debut, 10/9 vs. TOR. 2014-15: Enjoyed career season, more than doubling previous career best in goals (10) with 23 among 44 poitns in 61 games...Led DET with 2 overtime goals and with 153 hits...Ranked third among DET forwards in TOI. OTHER: Totaled 95 points (44-51-95) in 124 games with Michigan State Spartans from 2005-08...Won 2004 Mr. Hockey Award as top high school player in Michigan (Muskegon Mona Shores).
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2007) NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2009)
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016