He dazzled hockey fans everywhere in his 14 seasons as a member of the Detroit Red Wings with his unbelievable dekes, takeaways and overall hockey sense. He announced his retirement from the NHL in 2016 and continued play in the KHL in his native Russia.
Pavel Datsyuk, nicknamed the “Magic Man”, turns 41 years young today. We sure miss having him in Hockeytown, but are happy that he’s living well back in his native homeland. Let’s take a look back at some of his top goals while wearing the Winged Wheel.