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By the Numbers: Jacob de la Rose

Wings forward played 60 games after being claimed off waivers

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2018-19 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Jacob de la Rose.

Originally a member of the Montreal Canadiens, Jacob de la Rose did not begin the season with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings claimed de la Rose off waivers on Oct. 17 and the 6-foot-3, 216-pound Swede quickly established himself as a defensive stalwart on the fourth line and as a penalty killer.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill has said he believes de la Rose has skill and could create more offense even though his main focus is on the other side of the puck.

At 23, de la Rose is still a young player who is looking to establish himself in the NHL.

Near the end of the season, de la Rose had a health scare when his heartbeat accelerated during a March 19 game in New York and did not immediately return to normal.

It was the second time it happened, the first after the final preseason game when he was with the Canadiens.

After the season, de la Rose underwent a procedure to correct the issue and he is expected to be completely healthy in time for training camp.

de la Rose has one year remaining on his two-year, $1.8 million contract that he originally signed with the Canadiens.

150 -- On Jan. 4 against the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena, de la Rose skated in his 150th career NHL game. He had one blocked shot in 9:44 and finished plus-1 for the game.

3 -- de la Rose scored three goals for the Wings - Nov. 3 against the Edmonton Oilers, Dec. 18 at the Philadelphia Flyers and Jan. 2 against the Calgary Flames. It is one goal shy of the career high four de la Rose had with the Canadiens in the 2017-18 season and the 2014-15 season.

6 -- This past season, de la Rose recorded six assists - Nov. 6 against the Vancouver Canucks, Nov. 28 against the St. Louis Blues, Dec.. 6 at the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dec. 10 against the Los Angeles Kings, March 5 at the Colorado Avalanche and March 19 at the New York Rangers. The six assists are two shy of his career best set in the 2017-18 season with the Canadiens.

60 -- The 60 games de la Rose played are a new career high, five more than the 55 he played with the Canadiens the previous season.

12 -- Although he played 60 games, de la Rose missed 12 games this past season. He missed three from Nov. 10-15 with an upper-body injury. He missed the final nine games of the season due to the irregular heartbeat, which occurred in the March 19 game in New York. de la Rose remained overnight at a New York hospital before returning to Detroit to see specialists.

72 -- In 62 games, de la Rose had 72 hits, which ranked 10th on the Wings. Luke Glendening paced the team with 198 hits.

161 -- de la Rose won 161 face-offs this past season, fifth on the team behind Dylan Larkin (865), Glendening (658), Frans Nielsen (450) and Andreas Athanasiou (171).

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