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Datsyuk and Zetterberg Moving Up Statistically

08 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

Anyone who was monitoring the situation would have easily predicted this would happen, but I thought it was worth of mentioning anyway (I'm not sure if something like this has been posted previously or recently, but I didn't remember seeing anything on it.).....

 

Pavel Datsyuk began the season ranked 10th in career NHL scoring among Russian players with 767 points.  He has since passed Sergei Zubov, Sergei Gonchar, Pavel Bure, and Alexei Yashin to move up to 6th place with 785 points.  And, he is 31 points behind Ilya Kovalchuk (5th) and 68 points behind Slava Kozlov (4th).

 

Player        GP         P

Fedorov    1248    1179

Mogilny       990    1032

Kovalev     1316    1029

Kozlov        1182     853

Kovalchuk    816     816

Datsyuk        796    785

Yashin          850    781

Bure             702    779

Gonchar     1193    777

Zubov         1068    771

Ovechkin      615    754

 

Pav shouldn't have any problems passing Kovalchuk (since he was kind enough to "retire") this season.... but he'll have to finish with slightly better than a point per game (and stay healthy) to pass Kozlov this year.  What are the chances he'll do it?  And, where will he end up on this list when he's finished with the NHL?

 

Also of note, Henrik Zetterberg began the season 13th overall in career NHL points for Swedish players with 672.  He's passed Nichael Nylander and Kent Nilsson into 11th thus far this season with 690 points now.

 

Player          GP       P

Sundin       1346   1349

Lidstrom     1564   1142

Alfredsson  1195   1121

Forsberg      708     885

Naslund      1117     869

Sandstrom    983     856

T. Steen       950     817

H. Sedin       958     812

Salming      1148     787

D. Sedin       924     775

Zetterberg    731     690

 

It is unrealistic to expect that Zetterberg will pass anyone else this season.  So, the only question here is - Where will Z end up on this list?