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Pavel Datsyuk

Center Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk was born July 20, 1978 in Sverdlovsk, Russia. He is known for his stick-handling and is considered by many to be the best two-way forward in the game today, having won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in the 2007–08, 2008–09, and 2009–10 NHL seasons. Datsyuk also won four consecutive Lady Byng Memorial Trophies from 2006-09 for performance and sportsmanship. He was nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player following the 2008–09 season.

Datsyuk was drafted 171st overall in 1998 by the Red Wings while playing in the Russian Super League. He joined the Red Wings in 2001 as a 23-year-old and is in his 10th season with the team.

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Fri, May 18th - 9:36AM

Terry Sawchuk

Goalkeeper Terry Sawchuk's no. 1 was retired by the Red Wings March 6, 1994. He played of 14 of his 21 seasons for Detroit.

He joined the Red Wings in 1951 and won the Calder Trophy (best rookie). For the first 5 years of his career he played brilliantly, winning the Vezina Trophy (fewest goals allowed) 3 times, recording 56 shutouts and allowing fewer than 2 goals a game. However physical and psychological problems damaged his career. He was traded from team to team and briefly regained his former glory with the Toronto Maple Leafs, sharing the Vezina in 1965 and leading the team to a Stanley Cup in 1967. He died in 1970 of injuries suffured accidentally in a scuffle with New York Ranger teammate Ron Stewart.

Only 6 players have had their numbers retired by the Red Wings. As well as Sawchuk are 9-Gordie Howe (number retired 1972), 7-Ted Lindsay (1991), 10-Alex Delvecchio (1991), 12-Sid Abel (1995) and 19-Steve Yzerman (2007).

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Sat, May 12th - 2:25PM

Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2003. After graduating from the University of Maine, he played 4 seasons with Grand Rapids Griffins before joining the Red Wings roster in the 2009-2010 season. By mid-season he was the starting goaltender.

The design on his new mask pays tribute to Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei and Stefan Liv who died in the plane crash that claimed the lives of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team. The design features their portraits on the back, with the words “Forever in Our Hearts!"

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Sun, May 6th - 9:53AM

Original Six

The National Hockey League was established in 1917 with the original teams being the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Arenas.

For the next 25 years the league underwent numerous changes. In 1942, there were six teams - Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers. They composed the NHL for the next 25 seasons and are now known as the Original Six. The term dates from the 1967 expansion which added six new franchises; hence the six expansion teams and the "Original Six".

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