Detroit Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk scored countless amazing goals and we narrowed down our list to five. Here are the Magic Man’s top five goals from his fantastic career.
It’s very hard to narrow down Datsyuk’s top goals, especially since he scored 314 goals in his National Hockey League career. The Russian forward was a master of stickhandling and displayed it numerous times each season, which has made him a legend among hockey fans across the world.
Datsyuk ranks sixth all-time among Red Wings players in career NHL points. Additionally, he won the Selke Trophy three times in his career and the Lady Byng Trophy four times.
His career efforts were honored earlier in 2017 as NHL.com named the Magic Man one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all-time.
Here are what we think are the top five goals of Datsyuk’s career.
#5 vs. Washington Capitals (2002)
Datsyuk robs Jagr and then dekes out the goaltender for a spectacular goal that displays his amazing stickhandling and one v. one ability.
#4 vs. Nashville Predators (2006)
This is perhaps Datsyuk’s best shootout goal of his career as he completely sends the netminder the wrong way and dispatches his attempt into the back of the net.
#3 vs. St. Louis Blues (2003)
Datsyuk goes end-to-end to score this beautiful goal as he splits the defense and goes hard to the net to put it past the goaltender.
#2 vs. St. Louis Blues (2011)
Datsyuk displays incredible patience, stickhandling, and shooting ability with this dangle and snipe. It’s definitely worth a few watches, or 10.
#1 vs. Nashville Predators (2013)
When your whole team can’t stop Datsyuk. This is arguably the best goal of the Magic Man’s career and is one Red Wings fans won’t soon forget.
Which goals do you think deserve to be on this list? Let us know in the comments section below.