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By The Numbers: Gustav Nyquist

by Bill Roose / Detroit Red Wings

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2014-15 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.


Number of goals and assists he produced during his first full NHL season with the Red Wings. He and Tomas Tatar (29 goals) became the second Wings’ duo 25 years old or younger to register 20-plus goal efforts in the last 18 seasons, and the first since Henrik Zetterberg (39) and Jason Williams (21) did so in 2005-06.


Finished ranked fourth in team points after an electric start to the 2014-15 season when he registered points, including four goals, in the first four games. Enjoyed his best stretch of the season in January when he tied with Zetterberg for the team lead in points (13) for the month, which included him equaling his season-best four-game point streak with three goals and four assists as the Wings posted wins over Nashville, Buffalo, Minnesota and Florida.


Was tied for third in the league – with Philadelphia center Claude Giroux and forward Wayne Simmonds – for power-play goals. Nyquist is the 16th player in franchise history to score 14 or more PPGs in a single season, and the first since Zetterberg (16) and Johan Franzen (14) each did it in 2007-08.


Produced game-winning goals against in the season opener against Boston (Oct. 9), Los Angeles (Oct. 31), Ottawa (Dec. 27) and Buffalo (Jan. 13). His winner over the Senators was an outstanding effort of keep away where he had the puck on his stick for 28 seconds before burying it behind goalie Craig Anderson. Nyquist has 10 career goal-winning goals in 179 regular-season games for the Red Wings.


Finished ranked No. 13 among NHL right wingers in total shots on goal. He was third on team behind Zetterberg (227) and Tatar (211). Nyquist registered a season-high seven shots as he scored Detroit’s lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs on Dec. 10. Toronto’s Phil Kessel led all league right wingers with 280 shots.


The number of regular-season and playoff games that he played this season for the Red Wings. It’s the first fewest games he’s played over the last three seasons. He played in 93 games in 2014-15 with Detroit (62), AHL Grand Rapids (15) and Team Sweden (16). He logged 104 contests the previous season while helping the Griffins win the 2013 Calder Cup.

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