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Justin Abdelkader  #8

Detroit Red Wings  Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: February 25, 1987  (AGE 27)
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: 1 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 16 CAREER: In the 3rd season of a 4-year contract... 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). 2014-15: Racked up 10 points (5-5-10) in his first 11 games this season...2nd on the team lead with two GWGs: 10/29 at WSH and 10/23 vs. PIT (OT winner)...Registered a season-best 3 points (2-1-3) on 10/29 at WSH...Multi-pt games: 3. 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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic