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13 Pavel Datsyuk C

Arizona Coyotes

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

June 5, 2019 09:56 AM
Pavel Datsyuk: Staying in Russia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) on Wednesday.

After once again flirting with a return to the Red Wings, Datsyuk will be staying in the KHL for another year. Considering the center will turn 41 this summer, it's probably safe to assume his time in the NHL has come to a close, though a 42-point campaign with SKA St. Petersburg last season will likely keep the rumor mill turning until the veteran announces his retirement. For now, Datsyuk will keep plying his trade in Russia, this time for his hometown club.

May 1, 2019 10:52 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Could return to Red Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk will continue playing hockey next season, and a reunion tour with the Red Wings is considered a possibility, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Datsyuk produced 918 points (314 goals, 604 assists) over 14 seasons with the Red Wings before forgoing the final year of his contract in July of 2016 -- the Coyotes ended up absorbing his $7.5 million cap hit to come closer to the cap floor with every intention of letting him play for SKA St. Petersburg, where he's been since the start of the 2016-17 campaign. There's always a chance that Datsyuk stays put in the KHL, but a dream scenario for Wings fans would include the "Magic Man" reuniting with the storied franchise following the path of another franchise legend, Steve Yzerman, who has officially succeeded Ken Holland as the general manager.

January 24, 2019 01:28 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: May return to NHL next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk, whose KHL contract ends after this season, hasn't ruled out a return to the NHL next season, reports NHL.com.

"I can tell you Pavel is not ready to quit hockey in next few years," his agent, Dan Milstein, told Match TV in Russia. "So again, it's up to him, going to America or playing in the KHL." Datsyuk is 40, but he's still got it, at least in the KHL. He has 34 points (nine goals, 25 assists) in 44 KHL games this season. Datsyuk's game has slowed, so that will be a significant factor because the NHL has sped up significantly in the three years he has been gone.

April 17, 2018 10:56 AM
Pavel Datsyuk: Re-ups with KHL club for one year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk signed a one-year contract extension with SKA St. Petersburgh of the KHL on Tuesday, hockeybuzz.com reports.

It was widely speculated that Datsyuk -- who'll presumably be a first-ballot NHL Hall of Famer -- would return to the Red Wings, but instead, he's returning to the club with whom he's played the past two seasons. The prolific two-way legend amassed 918 points (314 goals, 604 assists) through 953 games with Detroit between 2001-16.

September 28, 2016 07:42 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Makes presence felt in World Cup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk (undisclosed) recorded two assists in as many games while representing Russia for the World Cup of Hockey.

Unfortunately for Datsyuk, he sustained an undisclosed injury and was unable to suit up for the semifinal against Team Canada, a contest that the Russians ended up losing. Before leaving his country for the World Cup in Toronto, the Magic Man registered a pair of three-point outings over six regular-season contests for SKA St. Petersburg.

September 24, 2016 06:40 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Sits out of semifinal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's semifinal game against Team Canada, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.

If Team Russia manages to move onto the finals, Datsyuk will garner a few more days to rest since the first game of the best-of-three series won't begin until Tuesday. The severity of his injury still remains unknown, so there's no guarantee he'll be available if Team Russia does indeed advance.

September 24, 2016 03:42 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Game-time decision against Canada
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Team Russia's semifinal matchup with Team Canada on Saturday, CTV News reports.

Datsyuk missed Thursday's game against Finland due to the ailment but apparently a few more days of rest has brought optimism that he'll be good to go against Canada. The 38-year-old center has recorded two assists while helping the Russian team to a 2-1 record in the tournament. Check back closer to puck drop for a determination of Datsyuk's status.

September 22, 2016 05:04 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Out for World Cup match
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk picked up an undisclosed injury and will miss Team Russia's contest against Team Finland on Thursday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Datsyuk, who is technically under contract with the Coyotes this year, moved back to Russia and will play in the KHL. Head coach Oleg Znarok described it as a "small injury" so the center should be available against Team Canada if they advance to the next stage of the competition.

July 8, 2016 02:00 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Officially pens contract with Russian club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk officially signed a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL on Friday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Datsyuk put the Red Wings in a bind by forgoing the final year of his contract and leaving the team with a $7.5 million cap hit, but Ken Holland, Detroit's general manager, was able to trade that contract to the Coyotes during the draft in order for Arizona to come closer to the cap floor. As noted in the report, the 'Yotes have since granted Datsyuk the right to sign with the Russian club, and he'll make the equivalent to $3.9 million annually. At 37 years old, it's doubtful that the Magic Man will ever reappear in the NHL.

June 24, 2016 11:24 PM
Pavel Datsyuk: Contract dealt to Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk's contract was dealt to Arizona on Friday along with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Joe Vitale and the 20th and 53rd picks in 2016.

Just days after Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stated that he didn't believe he would be able to find a taker for Datsyuk's contract, he found one in 27-year-old Coyotes rookie GM John Chayka. Arizona needed to reach the salary cap floor of $54 million for next season so the club was easily able to absorb all of Datsyuk's contract. This allows the Wings to make a run at pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos when he hits the market on July 1.

June 18, 2016 03:42 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: No bites on contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has been talking to other teams about possibly acquiring Datsyuk's contract, but there isn't believed to be much interest due to the high cost, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

On Saturday, Datsyuk made the official announcement that he will not be returning to the Red Wings next season, corroborating rumors that he will head back to his native Russia. This leaves Detroit with a $7.5 million cap hit for 2016-17, which would fit best on a team that needs to reach the salary cap floor of $52.8 million before next season. According to Datsyuk's agent Dan Milstein, the star center declined a $2 million signing bonus due last February, saving the team money but not affecting the salary cap in any way.

June 18, 2016 01:32 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Confirms planned departure to Russia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk made the official announcement Saturday that he will leave the Red Wings and return to Russia, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Just days before the Red Wings knew they'd make it to the playoffs for the 25th consecutive season, rumors -- now substantiated -- swirled that Datsyuk would bypass the final year of his contract and return to his native Russia to be with family. That may have been a distraction as The Magic Man was held pointless against the Lightning in the conference quarterfinals, an eventual series loss. Nonetheless, there's so much in the way of positives concerning Datsyuk and his career contributions to the Wings. Not only is he a two-time Stanley Cup champion and three-time All-Star, but Datsyuk is one of the craftiest two-way players the game has ever seen, having claimed the Selke Trophy three times to complement several more hardware pieces. He leaves behind a $7.5 million cap hit for 2016-17, though his agent reportedly thinks it can be traded.

June 17, 2016 01:58 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Will decide on playing future Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk is expected to address the media Saturday, likely confirming that he will not return to the Red Wings next season, TSN reports.

Datsyuk was given a deadline of mid-June to decide on his future, and here we are. While the needle currently is pointing toward The Magic Man leaving for Russia, there are plenty of questions that need to be addressed: will he play in the KHL, or maybe retire from hockey altogether? Fans of the two-time Stanley Cup champion might also be wondering if any teams would be willing to take on the final year of his contract, which comes with a $7.5 million cap hit in 2016-17. At this point, one can only speculate what will come of Datsyuk, but it should all unfold in Saturday's address.

May 19, 2016 01:56 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Deadline set for deciding NHL future
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has given Datsyuk a deadline of mid-June to decide whether he'll return next season, The Detroit News reports.

With eight points in seven games, Datsyuk is currently thriving in the IIHF World Championship, a competition held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. As noted in the report, if he decides to stay in his native country, the Red Wings would be on the hook for the $7 million remaining on his three-year contract, provided Holland doesn't work out a trade.

May 19, 2016 09:12 AM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Two-point effort at worlds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk registered a goal and an assist Wednesday, helping Russia to a 4-1 win over Sweden at the World Championship.

Datsyuk has been on a roll in international play, providing his native country with a goal and seven helpers in as many games. His recent surge contributed to Russia tying the Czech Republic for the best record in the preliminary round. Numerous reports have indicated that Datsyuk may not return with the Red Wings next season, a decision that would leave the final year of his $22.5 million contract on the books. It's worth noting that Datsyuk fizzled offensively in the NHL playoffs, having been held off the scoresheet entirely in the quarterfinals against the Lightning. Consider keeping a close eye on "The Magic Man," as a return to Russia would have significant implications in terms of how the Red Wings approach the 2016-17 campaign.

April 22, 2016 10:55 AM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Blanked in quarterfinal round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk was held without a point as the Lightning defeated the Wings through five games in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday.

It's been widely reported that Datsyuk, who has one year remaining on a $22.5 million contract, is contemplating a return to his native Russia with the Wings' season in the books. The Magic Man's disappearing act in the playoffs would represent an anticlimactic ending to an illustrious NHL career if he does, in fact, hang it up. Datsyuk is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having brought Lord Stanley to Detroit in 2002 and 2008, plus he's earned the Lady Byng Memorial trophy four times and claimed the Selke hardware three consecutive seasons from 2008-10, on top of several more accolades. There's no denying the positive impact that Datsyuk has made on the game. One would think Wings general manager Ken Holland will give him plenty of time to make up his mind.

April 14, 2016 01:33 AM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Leads Red Wings with seven shots in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk finished with a plus-1 rating, but was held off the scoresheet despite firing a team-high seven shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-2 playoff loss to the Lightning.

Datsyuk has always taken his game to new heights in the playoffs, and the 37-year-old forward seems to be doing so once again despite his advanced age. Datsyuk's line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader was by far Detroit's most effective unit in this game and should continue seeing plenty of ice time as the Red Wings look to upset Tampa Bay.

April 11, 2016 12:43 AM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Likely returning to Russia after this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk indicated that he's leaning toward leaving the Red Wings to return home to Russia following the current NHL season, Mlive.com reports. "I'm thinking I go home (sic) after this season," Datsyuk noted. "I may not be done with hockey, but - it is hard to say - I think I am done playing in NHL."

Datsyuk, who turns 38 on July 20, is coming off a season in which he recorded 16 goals and 49 points in 66 games for the Red Wings. The veteran forward has one year left on his contract with the team at a rate of $7.5 million, a cap figure that the Red Wings would be responsible for if Datsyuk does move on from the NHL. In such a scenario, however, his NHL rights could be traded to another team looking to comply with the league's salary cap floor. All that said, Datsyuk's agent Dan Milstein relayed that there are plans for the forward to talk with the Red Wings after the season and a potential change in heart can't be ruled out. "He's going to have a meeting with [Red Wings GM Ken] Holland and [owners] Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch at the conclusion of the season," Milstein noted, while adding "it's not over until it's over. This chapter is not closed right now."

April 2, 2016 08:59 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: May leave NHL after this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk may return to Russia after this season and play there to finish his career, reports CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

It will be for family reasons, states the report, leaving Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary on the Wings' books because he signed the deal after age 35. Datsyuk will sit down with the Wings' brass after the season to discuss. Keeper leaguers need to keep an eye on this situation. He's still producing at a high level, but he is 38.

March 30, 2016 12:35 PM
Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk: Picks up two assists in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Datsyuk notched a pair of assists in a 4-3 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.

Datsyuk is finishing the season on a high note, with nine points in his last eight games. He's been a little more streaky than usual this season, but still has 47 points in 61 games.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2001-02Detroit7011243542010379415
2002-03Detroit64123951201011375403
2003-04Detroit75303868-28140709605
2005-06Detroit752859872611040561496
2006-07Detroit79276087365250475370
2007-08Detroit823166974110160453380
2008-09Detroit813265973411130636499
2009-10Detroit80274370179030590480
2010-11Detroit56233659116150429356
2011-12Detroit70194867214050702547
2012-13Detroit47153449218060488399
2013-14Detroit4517203716020446389
2014-15Detroit63263965128050601521
2015-16Detroit6616334978010599517
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2001-02Detroit7913.9955:041119  4002
2002-03Detroit8214.6955:391161145:3410:2916008
2003-04Detroit13622.11370:181669237:4663:22351110
2005-06Detroit14619.21341:461670337:5820:35220011
2006-07Detroit20713.01576:171977315:57151:00200010
2007-08Detroit26411.71752:032136364:04147:10200010
2008-09Detroit24812.91555:462026274:20129:56220011
2009-10Detroit20313.31627:502056264:3259:4018009
2010-11Detroit13716.81082:041308177:4537:1915105
2011-12Detroit16411.61369:481769215:2885:2914007
2012-13Detroit10714.0948:311191167:0967:3614007
2013-14Detroit12613.5912:021122141:4232:566003
2014-15Detroit16515.81200:141528180:526:388004
2015-16Detroit1818.81297:141582195:075:3614007
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POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
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2002-03Detroit4000-300003133
2003-04Detroit120661000010693
2005-06Detroit5033000005442
2006-07Detroit1888162402012398
2007-08Detroit221013231340106655
2008-09Detroit161895100011698
2009-10Detroit12671331010129114
2010-11Detroit11411151020007964
2011-12Detroit5123000006652
2012-13Detroit1436920000181144
2013-14Detroit5325110105549
2014-15Detroit7325-310105671
2015-16Detroit5000200004245
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2001-02Detroit2015.0224:013280:000:002001
2002-03Detroit90.075:13928:110:000000
2003-04Detroit190.0208:4025938:521:242001
2005-06Detroit110.0100:2712926:010:050000
2006-07Detroit6612.1396:5951993:1638:288004
2007-08Detroit7413.5476:5060293:4234:186003
2008-09Detroit521.9321:2742750:2420:359102
2009-10Detroit3915.4225:4531642:5514:028004
2010-11Detroit3810.5232:4131633:419:058004
2011-12Detroit119.1106:2512920:4913:562001
2012-13Detroit397.7293:4039446:1114:404002
2013-14Detroit1127.3106:0513319:003:040000
2014-15Detroit1717.6133:5317121:250:582001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/194
Birthdate:
7/20/1978
Age:
40
Hometown:
Sverdlovsk, USSR
Team:
Arizona Coyotes
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2005-06: Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player
2006-07: Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player
2007-08: Selke-Best Defensive Forward;Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player;Plus/Minus Leader
2008-09: Selke-Best Defensive Forward;Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player
2009-10: Selke-Best Defensive Forward