By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2010-11 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 Justin Abdelkader.
Hits the gritty forward had, leading the team during the regular season. Fellow grinder Darren Helm had 188 last year.
Fighting majors for Abdelkader, tied for third on the team with Jonathan Ericsson. Abdelkader used boxing in the off-season as a way to stay in shape and defend himself when the opportunity arose on the ice.
Games the Michigan State alumnus played in this season, a career-high. His previous high was 50 game in 2009-10.
Points scored by Abdelkader, setting a new career-high and smashing the old high of six set in the 2009-10 season.
Career game-winning goal scored by the young forward when he scored in the middle of the second period against Calgary in a 2-1 win Nov. 3.
Goals against the rival Nashville Predators, including a third-period game-tying tally, which the Red Wings eventually won, 4-3.