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By The Numbers: Stephen Weiss

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 forward Stephen Weiss.

“Last year was tough going through those injuries, kind of hurt me this year.,” Weiss said. “Didn’t get in the lineup right away. Still going through a bit of issues when I did get in the lineup. That took some time. Felt like I played really well when I got back and then for whatever reason fell down the lineup and just couldn’t recover.”


The most regular-season games he’s played in the past three seasons. Injuries and surgeries – one wrist and two groins – forced him to miss 117 regular-season games since the NHL lockout-shortened season in 2013.


Finished with the team’s highest shooting percentage, scoring nine goals on 52 shots. Calgary’s Jiri Hudler (19.6) and Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin (17.8) were the only NHL centers to produce a higher shooting percentage in as many games.


The fewest minutes of single-season average ice time per game that he’s had during a 12-season NHL career. Only Andrej Nestarsil (11:03), who was claimed off waivers early in the season, and Daniel Cleary (9:08) averaged fewer minutes ice time per game in 2014-15.


Registered career goal No. 150 against Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason as the Red Wings rolled the Flyers, 5-2, at Joe Louis Arena on Nov. 26.  Weiss’s first-period goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead. Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl drew assists on the milestone goal.


Scored twice in his second game of the season, helping lift Detroit a 4-3 home win over Ottawa on Nov. 24.  Both goals came in the second period against Senators goalie Craig Anderson. The two-goal effort was the first multi-goal game for Weiss in 66 regular-season contests, dating back to Feb. 26, 2012 when he scored twice for the Florida Panthers against Montreal.


Led the team’s bottom-six forwards in power-play points, despite averaging a shade over two minutes of man-advantage time per game. Finished with three power-play goals and six assists primarily with the second special-teams unit.

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