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Pavel Datsyuk

Born:July 20, 1978Draft:1998, Red Wings, 191st Overall
Soviet Union
Known For:Nickname
“Magic Man”
National Team:Russia

Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk (born 20 July 1978) was nicknamed the “Magic Man” honoring his incredible stickhandling and creativity with the puck. From 2001 to 2016, he played for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2017, Datsyuk was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history, and was the only active player outside of the NHL at the time of announcement.

Datsyuk won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008 with the Red Wings, and the Gagarin Cup in 2017 with SKA Saint Petersburg. He was part of the Russia men’s national ice hockey team at the Olympic Games in 2002, 2006, 2010 and was team captain in 2014 and 2018. With his gold medal win at the 2018 Olympics, Datsyuk joined the Triple Gold Club.

Datsyuk won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward three times. He also won four consecutive Lady Byng Memorial Trophies, from 2006 to 2009, awarded for performance and sportsmanship.

Pavel Datsyuk
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Pavel Datsyuk Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 24, 2016First-Round Pick
(Jakob Chychrun)
First-Round Pick
(Dennis Cholowski)
Second-Round Pick
(Filip Hronek)
Joe Vitale

Deeper Dive


  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 2012
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal — 2010
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal — 2005, 2016
  • IIHF World Championships Best Forward — 2010
  • IIHF World Championships All-Star Team — 2010
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 2018
  • Olympic Bronze Medal — 2002
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 2009
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy — 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2002, 2008