Pavel Datsyuk RUMORS & NEWS

  • Justin Abdelkader succeeds Datsyuk as Red Wings alternate captain

    Detroit Free Press "A local boy’s rise through the Detroit Red Wings organization made him a natural as the new alternate captain. Coach Jeff Blashill announced today that Justin Abdelkader will don the “A” last worn by Pavel Datsyuk, joining the lettered leadership group of captain Henrik Zetterberg and alternate..." October 04

  • Pavel Datsyuk signs 2-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk has a new hockey home. Three weeks after he announced he was leaving the Detroit Red Wings, Datsyuk has agreed to a two-year contract with SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The contract is worth 250 million rubles annually -- roughly $3.9 million in today's..." July 08

  • Datsyuk wants to play until 2018; agent cites 'unfinished business'

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk is awaiting paperwork before he officially segues into the next chapter of his hockey career. “We are waiting on a transfer card from Arizona and we expect it to arrive shortly,” Dan Milstein, Datsyuk's agent, told the Free Press today. “As soon as we get that, Pavel will sign..." July 05

  • Wings get rid of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million cap hit in Coyotes trade

    ESPN "The Detroit Red Wings have unburdened themselves of Pavel Datsyuk's $7.5 million salary-cap hit for next season, trading it to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Wings also sent the No. 16 overall pick to the Coyotes in exchange for the No. 20 pick, plus a second-rounder (No. 53) as well..." June 25

  • Wings’ best options hinge on trading Datsyuk contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone — so now what? There’s several ways the Red Wings could go now that the longtime center announced he is returning to Russia and foregoing the final year of his three-year contract. General manager Ken Holland, however, doesn’t paint an optimistic future considering the..." June 21

  • Ken Holland 'not overly optimistic' he can trade Datsyuk's contract

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk is gone, but that one season left on his contract and resulting $7.5 million salary cap space remains. And judging from general manager Ken Holland’s comments Saturday, it may not be easy to trade that contract. Holland has spoken to a few teams who might be interested, but..." June 19

  • Datsyuk to announce departure

    Sportsnet "What does the future hold for Pavel Datsyuk? It looks like we’re about to find out. The Detroit Red Wings veteran will meet with the media Saturday at noon ET, when he is expected to announce whether or not he’ll be returning to Detroit for the 2016-17 season. Datsyuk met with general..." June 18

  • Agent: Datsyuk declined $2M bonus in February

    The Score "Pavel Datsyuk's agent says the veteran forward passed on cashing in a signing bonus that would have made him $2 million richer. Dan Milstein told reporters Saturday that Datsyuk made $15 million over the first two years of his most recent contract, and didn't take the bonus he was due in..." June 18

  • Red Wings veteran Pavel Datsyuk Announces his return to Russia

    Winging It In Motown "The day has come, the announcement is here. After two months worth of agony in the city of Detroit, Red Wings fans now know what is to come of The Magic Man, Pavel Datsyuk. He’s officially done after 14 seasons in the NHL. 953 games, 314 goals, and 604 assists. Two Stanley Cup championship rings,..." June 18

  • Pavel Datsyuk to meet with Red Wings on Friday, agent says

    Detroit Free Press "The first step to resolving the Pavel Datsyuk situation should happen Friday. Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings are to hold a long-awaited meeting in the evening, Dan Milstein, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press. The Wings await final word from Datsyuk on his expected decision to..." June 17

  • Wings-Datsyuk meeting postponed in wake of Howe death

    Detroit Free Press "The big meeting between the Detroit Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk has been postponed in order to pay respects to Gordie Howe. Dan Milsten, the agent for Datsyuk, told the Free Press Saturday that Datsyuk is returning to the Detroit area on Tuesday. Originally the two were to meet with Wings..." June 11