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By the Numbers: Trevor Daley

Veteran defenseman hit major milestone but was otherwise hampered by injuries

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings' on-ice accomplishments in the 2018-19 season. Each week during the offseason, By the Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on his statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Trevor Daley.

One could say the Detroit Red Wings' season was ultimately decided on the back end.

They started the season with four veteran defensemen on the sideline with illness or injury and that pattern continued throughout the season.

Trevor Daley started the season but was hurt in the second game, in Los Angeles. It was the first of six injuries that forced him to miss time throughout 2018-19.

This coming season, Daley will play in the final year of his three-year, $9.5 million contract.

1,000 -- It was a bit delayed because of injuries but Daley played his 1,000th career NHL game in his hometown of Toronto on Dec. 23. He became the 330th player in league history to achieve that milestone. Daley finished with no shots in 16:26, had one hit, one blocked shot and was minus-2. Daley ended the season with 1,015 games.

100 -- On Dec. 11 at the Washington Capitals, Daley played his 100th game with the Red Wings. He had one shot in 20:17, one blocked shot and was plus-1 in the team's 6-2 loss.

300 -- On Dec. 15 at the New York Islanders, Daley scored at 19:46 of the first period, assisted by Tyler Bertuzzi and Thomas Vanek. It was the 300th point of Daley's career. The Wings lost, 4-3, in a shootout.

38 -- In all, Daley missed 38 games this past season due to various injuries. He ranked second on the team in that category as fellow veteran defenseman Mike Green missed 39 games.

44 -- Daley was limited to 44 games in 2018-19, far below the 77 he played during his first season with the Wings. It marks the fewest games Daley has played in a season since 2012-13, when he also played 44 in the 48-game lockout-shortened season.

2 -- Daley scored two goals this past season, the fewest he has recorded in a season since he had just one in 27 games as a rookie in 2003-04.

6 -- Daley had six assists this past season, good for the second-lowest assist output of his career. He had five assists in 27 games in 2003-04.

53 -- Despite playing in so few games, Daley was seventh on the team in blocked shots with 53. Luke Glendening led the team with 102 blocks in 78 games.

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