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BY THE NUMBERS: Pavel Datsyuk

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
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 center Pavel Datsyuk.


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After missing 19 games with a mid-season hand injury, Datsyuk was named First Star of the Game on Feb. 7, tallying a goal and an assist in a 3-2 home win over the New York Rangers.

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In his ninth season, Pavel finished tied with Calgary sniper Jarome Iginla for 11th place in points-per-game during the 2010-11 campaign, registering 23 goals and 36 assists in 56 appearances.

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During the Stanley Cup playoffs, Datsyuk had the best points-per-game total in the NHL amongst players who advanced past the opening round. The 32-year-old playmaker recorded four goals and 11 assists in 11 games.

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Datsyuk recorded just the second fighting major of his career on Oc. 8, earning five minutes in the sin bin after engaging in a spirited bout of fisticuffs with Anaheim forward Corey Perry. The four-time Lady Byng Trophy winner also scored a goal and dished out an assist in the 4-0 victory.

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Led all Wings' skaters in takeaways on the season with 71, easily surpassing longtime teammate and second place-finisher Henrik Zetterberg (45).

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Datsyuk hit the double century mark in career goals on Oct 12 when he beat Colorado goalie Peter Budaj in the second period of a 5-4 shootout loss.
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