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By the Numbers: Gustav Nyquist

Detroit forward hit several milestones this past season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Gustav Nyquist.

As Gustav Nyquist has progressed in his career, he has become more of a playmaker than the scorer he was earlier. Like many players, Nyquist had the most success this season playing with captain Henrik Zetterberg as his center.

In 57 games during the 2013-14 season, Nyquist recorded 28 goals and 20 assists. He followed that up with 27 goals and 27 assists in 82 games during the 2014-15 season.

36 - Nyquist recorded a new career high in assists this season. His previous high in helpers was 27 during the 2014-15 season.

300 - Nyquist played in his 300th NHL game in the Wings' 4-0 shutout of the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on Jan. 5. Nyquist played 15:42 and had two shots on goal.

100 - On Jan. 24 at Boston, Nyquist recorded his 100th career assist. Mike Green scored at 6:25 of the second period and Zetterberg and Nyquist were credited with the assists. The goal tied the game at 2.

200 - On March 27, the first of two straight games in Carolina and the middle of a three-games-in-three-days stretch, Nyquist recorded his 200th career point. Nyquist had two assists in the game, the first assist on Tomas Tatar's go-ahead goal at 8:30 of the third period and then the only assist on Andreas Athanasiou's overtime game-winning breakaway goal. Oddly enough, Nyquist also had the only assist on Athanasiou's overtime game winner at home on March 26 against the Minnesota Wild.

6 - From Feb. 15-March 3, Nyquist was suspended for six games. The suspension was the punishment for a high-sticking infraction on Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon Feb. 12. During the game, Nyquist was given a double-minor for the play. It is the first time Nyquist was suspended in his career.

0 - There were only eight Wings who were not minus players this season and Nyquist was one of them. Nyquist and Matt Lorito, who played in just two games, finished the season even. Zero was also the number of games that Nyquist missed due to injury.

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