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Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader  #8

Detroit Red Wings  Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Muskegon, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: DET / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (42nd overall)
CAREER: In the 2nd season of a 4-year contract... 2008 CCHA Best Defensive Forward...2008 CCHA Humanitarian Award...2007 NCAA National Champion...Scored GWG in National Championship game vs. Boston College...2007 NCAA Tournament MVP...Represented the USA at 2007 WJC (bronze) and 2012 WC...2005 USHL Clark Cup champion with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
2013-14: Matched his career-best goal total (10) and set a career high in points (28)...Led DET in hits for 2nd straight year (172)...Had a pair of 2-goal games and scored GWG on 2/3 vs. VAN and 4/13 at STL...Skated in 300th NHL game, 1/18 vs. LA...Established a career best with a 4-game point streak (1-3-4) from 11/24-12/1...Fighting majors: 12/30 at NSH (Mike Fisher)...Multi-point games: 4...Man Games Lost: 12
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

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp