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PAVEL DATSYUK
Pavel Datsyuk
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 5’10” / 181 lbs.
Birthdate: July 20, 1978
Hometown: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Acquired: Selected in Round 6 (No. 171 overall) in 1998 draft
Team: Spartak (Russian Super League)
CSS Ranking: Not Ranked
Departed:

STORIES
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HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS
Datsyuk was turning heads with his offensive skills as far back as 1996-97, but went mostly unnoticed by scouts because of his gangly build and ugly skating stride … Passed over in two NHL drafts … Uncovered by the Red Wings when scout Hakan Andersson went to a game to scout more highly-touted Dmitri Kalinin … Red Wings took a late-round gamble on his stick skills and hockey mind … Fazed by culture in early trips to the U.S. for prospect camps and wasn’t rushed … Didn’t make believers out of the Red Wings in his first two seasons after being drafted and missed most of 1999-00 with a serious foot injury … Broke through in 2000-01 with Kazan of the Russian Super League (26 points in 42 games) and was a key player for Russia at the 2001 IIHF world championship … Signed with the Red Wings in 2001, won a Stanley Cup that season and gradually developed into a franchise player.

RWC SCOUTING EXCERPTS
Fantastic playmaker … Not an elite finisher but can make plays at top speeds and stickhandles well in traffic … Shifty and a legitimate threat with the puck … Phenomenal hockey sense … Must avoid playing a perimeter game and become more involved down low … Awkward skating stride.

RWC SCOUT QUOTES
“We project him as a second-line centre in the mold of Igor Larionov. It’s hard to compare someone to Larionov but he has a sixth sense with the puck.” — Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill (2000).

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 1996-1997 Spartak Yekaterinburg Russia 18 2 2 4 4 |          
 1997-1998 Dynamo Energia Yekaterinburg Russia 24 3 5 8 4 |          
 1998-1999 Dynamo Energia Yekaterinburg Russia2 35 20 24 44 44 | Playoffs 9 3 7 10 10 
  Dynamo Energia Yekaterinburg-2 Russia4 10 14 14 28 4 |          
 1999-2000 Dynamo Energia Yekaterinburg Russia 15 1 3 4 4 |          
 2000-2001 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 34 8 14 22 8 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Russia WC 7 0 4 4 0 |          
 2001-2002 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 11 24 35 4 | Playoffs 21 3 3 6
  Russia OG 6 1 2 3 0 |          
 2002-2003 Detroit Red Wings NHL 64 12 39 51 20 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Russia WC 7 1 4 5 0 |          
 2003-2004 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 30 38 68 35 | Playoffs 12 0 6 6
  Russia WCup 4 1 0 1 0 |          
 2004-2005 Dynamo Moskva Russia 47 15 17 32 16 | Playoffs 10 6 3 9
  Russia EHT 5 0 1 1 2 |          
  Russia WC 9 3 4 7 0 |          
 2005-2006 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 28 59 87 22 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
  Russia OG 8 1 7 8 10 |          
 2006-2007 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 27 60 87 20 | Playoffs 18 8 8 16
 2007-2008 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 31 66 97 20 | Playoffs 22 10 13 23
 2008-2009 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 32 65 97 22 | Playoffs 16 1 8 9
 2009-2010 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 27 43 70 18 | Playoffs 12 6 7 13
  Russia OG 4 1 2 3 2 |          
  Russia WC 6 6 1 7 0 |          
 2010-2011 Detroit Red Wings NHL 56 23 36 59 15 | Playoffs 11 4 11 15
 2011-2012 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 19 48 67 14 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3
  Russia WC 10 3 4 7 2 |          
 2012-2013 CSKA Moskva KHL 31 11 25 36 4 |          
  Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 15 34 49 14 | Playoffs 14 3 6 9
  Russia EHT 3 3 5 8 0 |          
 2013-2014 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 17 20 37 6 | Playoffs 5 3 2 5
  Russia OG 5 2 4 6 0 |          
  Russia (all) International 5 2 4 6 0 |          
 2014-2015 Detroit Red Wings NHL - - - - - |          

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