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By The Numbers: Johan Franzen

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 power forward Johan Franzen.


Number of NHL campaigns he played before posting his first career single-season minus-rating. Was minus-12 in 33 games in a season cut short by post-concussion syndrome. He registered a combined plus-105 in his first nine seasons with the Red Wings.


Career games played in becoming the 27th player in franchise history to appear in 600 games. Unfortunately, in his milestone game, Jan. 6 at Edmonton, he was struck in the head by a hit from Rob Klinkhammer. Though Franzen finished the game against the Oilers, he missed the final 42 regular-season games and the playoffs with reoccurring symptoms.


Registered the 20th career multi-goal game of his 10-season career, scoring twice – including a game-winning goal at 5:42 of the second period – in a 4-1 win over Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Nov. 17. He played his first 211 NHL games before producing his first multi-goal performance.


The number of career game-winning goals that he has recorded. Scored three GWG last season in a four-week span against Toronto (Nov. 17), New Jersey (Nov. 7) and Chicago (Nov. 14). His regular-season GWG totals rank sixth in club history behind Steve Yzerman (94), Sergei Fedorov (79), Brendan Shanahan (63), Henrik Zetterberg (59) and Pavel Datsyuk (50).


Number of career multi-point games reached when he collected two assists in a 3-1 win over New Jersey on Dec. 31. It was his fourth and final multi-point game of his season before he suffered a season-ending concussion on Jan. 6. Only teammates Pavel Datsyuk (246), Henrik Zetterberg (196) and Stephen Weiss (92) have more career multi-point contests.


Had a three-game goal streak from Nov. 7-14 – the 11th such goal streak of his career. He bolsters three five-game goal streaks in his career, the last occurred from Oct. 25-Nov. 17, 2008.

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