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By The Numbers: Kyle Quincey

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 defenseman Kyle Quincey.

“I take a lot of positives from (the season),” Quincey said. “Obviously had that ankle issue but I felt like I did a pretty good job battling through that. It should be way better next year after the surgery. I feel like mentally I got a lot better. The game for me slowed down and was kind of, I don’t know, I felt I was more patient, kind of fit in my role better.”


Straight games-played streak ended when bone chips in an ankle forced him to miss the Wings’ game at Buffalo on Nov. 2. The 2013-14 season was his only full season that he’s played during his NHL career. The bone chips became painful, limiting his mobility and forcing him to sit out nine games – four in November, five in February – throughout the season. He had surgery after the Red Wings were eliminated in a seven-game series by Tampa Bay.


Number of regular-season games that the 2003 fourth-round draft pick has played for the Red Wings. Started the season tied ranked at No. 69 with Al Arbour for most games played by a defenseman in franchise history. Quincey now ranks at No. 46 just seven games behind Howie Young and nine behind Yves Racine, Mathieu Schneider and Paul Coffey.


Established his new single-season plus/minus rating, finishing with the third-best rating upon teammates during the regular season. Only Pavel Datsyuk (+12) and Danny DeKeyser (+11) had better ratings in 2014-15.


Minutes in penalties to lead the team in time spent in the sin bin. He’s also the first player to lead the Red Wings in PIM in consecutive seasons since Martin Lapointe totaled 248 PIM in back-to-back season from 1999-2001. Quincey led Detroit with 88 PIM in 2013-14.


For the first time in five seasons surpassed the century mark for single-season hits. He was second to Jonathan Ericsson (114) upon team defensemen. Quincey equaled a single-game career high with five hits against the Panthers (Dec. 2), Islanders (Jan. 31) and Penguins (Feb. 11). In 2009-10, he led Colorado with 115 hits, his first season with the Avalanche.


His fewest number of shots on goal in a full season not cut short by injury, finishing second only to Niklas Kronwall (101) among team defensemen. Buffalo’s Andrej Meszaros (67) was the only league defenseman to finish second ranked on his team with fewer SOG than Quincey. Detroit D-men accounted for 572 shots during the season, second worst, ahead of the Buffalo Sabres (525).

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