By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2011-12 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 Valtteri Filppula.
Scored 23 goals during the regular season, which marks his personal-best and the first time that he has reached the 20-goal plateau during a single season.
Number of assists he had during the regular-season, his personal best. Eight of those assists came on the power play. Was third highest on the team for assists, behind Pavel Datsyuk (48) and Henrik Zetterberg (47).
Played in career game No. 400 on Jan. 7 against Toronto. He finished the season having played 442 NHL games. Only seven players on the current roster have played more games in Detroit.
The center finished the season with a plus-18 rating, his single-season career best.
Was one of two Wings to score a shorthanded goal this season. His goal came in the Feb. 4 game against Edmonton while Tomas Holmstrom was in the penalty box.
Number of points he had against Columbus on Oct. 21 (one goal, three assists), which marks the only time in his NHL career that he has scored four points in a single game. He had multi-point games on 16 separate occasions this season.