By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013 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 center Henrik Zetterberg.
Number of assists that he had to lead the Western Conference, as well as the Red Wings for the second time in the last three seasons. His eight playoff assists also led Detroit in the postseason.
His two shorthanded goals this year tied his single-season high, which he established during the 2008-09 season, giving him nine for his career. The Red Wings are 6-3-0 when he's scored SHGs, including a pair of wins this season over St. Louis (Feb. 1) and at Dallas (Apr. 27).
Number of points (two goals, eight assists) he produced in the last four games of the regular season, helping propel the Red Wings into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
For the seventh straight season, he led the Red Wings in shots on goal, finishing sixth in the league. Only Minnesota's Zach Parise (182) had more SOG among Western Conference players.
His league rank in average ice-time (20:31) among NHL forwards. Also led all forwards in power-play time (3:49) in the Western Conference.
Tied for second in the NHL with San Jose's Joe Thornton and Montreal's P.K. Subban in number of power-play assists produced last season.