Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Pavel Datsyuk Shootout Goals

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Pavel Datsyuk
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Pavel Datsyuk /

Detroit Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk scored countless memorable goals during his career. Here are the top five shootout goals from the Magic Man.

Every time Datsyuk took a shootout attempt an opposing goalie would never know what to expect from the Russian forward. His bag of tricks knew no extent and his finishing ability was second to none.

Datsyuk ranks 36th all-time in career shootout percentage. He scored 40 goals on 98 attempts during his career in the National Hockey League. Additionally, he is the highest ranked Red Wings player in all-time shootout percentage.

The two-time Stanley Cup winner has a earned multiple trophies in his career. Datsyuk is a three-time Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner and a four-time Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner.

In addition to his accolades, Datsyuk was named to the top 100 players in NHL history earlier this year. With moves like the ones below displayed below, it is not hard to see why he is regarded as a legend.

Here are the top five Datsyuk shootout goals.

#5 vs. Calgary Flames

Datsyuk sends the goaltender the wrong way and slots it past him to score.

#4 vs. Boston Bruins

Th quick hands of Datsyuk gave goaltenders no chance, which included this goal.

#3 vs. Minnesota Wild

This move just isn’t fair. Josh Harding probably thinks for a split second he may have stopped Datsyuk but the Magic Man would produce a beautiful move to put it past him.

#2 vs. Nashville Predators

One of the greatest shootout goals of all-time. Datsyuk completely dekes out the Predators goaltender to score this beauty.

#1 vs. Chicago Blackhawks

There is no word to describe this. Pure genius and skill. Doc Emerick on the call.

That concludes out top five Datsyuk shootout goals list. What other shootout goals are memorable? Let us know in the comments section below.