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By The Numbers: Tomas Tatar

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 Tomas Tatar.

“Just more experience, felt more confident during the whole season,” Tatar said. “There’s lots of (things) I can improve and I’m going to work on it in the summer and come here more ready and try to become a better player. … Managing the puck at certain times in a game. Just be heavy on the puck so you can be faster.  Try to work on my D zone coverage.”


Led team in goal scoring. Together with Gustav Nyquist, who led Detroit in 2013-14, became the first Wings under the age of 25 years old to pace the scoring race in consecutive seasons. Steve Yzerman did it in three straight seasons from 1987-88 to 1990-91.


Came in third in team points with 29 goals and 27 assists. It’s his best single-season point production since his second and third AHL campaigns in Grand Rapids when he registered 57 and 58 points, respectively. Had career-high point performances against Nashville (Jan. 17) and at Arizona (Feb. 7).


The number of game-winning goals, none in overtime, he scored in 2014-15. It was the most scored by a Red Wings’ player since Johan Franzen produced 10 GWG in 2011-12. Only seven other NHL skaters scored more game-winners in 2014-15, including Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, who had a league-high 11.


Led the Wings in missed shots, was ranked tied for No. 17 in the league with Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler and Carolina’s Jeff Skinner. He finished second on the Wings with 211 shots on goal, just 16 short of Henrik Zetterberg’s team-leading 227 shots.


Shootout goals produced on nine total attempts in 2014-15, tying him for second with Pavel Datsyuk. He now has six career goals in shootout chances, which ranks him fifth among current players on the Red Wings’ roster behind Datsyuk (38), Zetterberg (13), Stephen Weiss (9) and Nyquist (8).


His plus/minus road rating in 41 games, which was second among Wings’ players behind only Darren Helm, who was a plus-11 in 38 games. He now has a plus-16 rating in 88 career road games. He’s a plus-4 on home ice in 94 games beginning in the 2010-11 season.

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