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Justin Abdelkader

27-Year-Old Left Wing – Detroit Redwings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Abdelkader provided a surprising amount of offense to go with his pesky play, recording 28 points in 70 games. He spent some time on the top line keeping opponents off of Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, and may see some time in a similar role this upcoming season. He sh...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 219   DOB: 2/25/1987   BORN: Muskegon, Michigan   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #42 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Abdelkader Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $7.2 million contract with Detroit in September of 2012.

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Abdelkader scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's win over Toronto.

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Justin Abdelkader NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 20 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 9:18 0 0 0 0:00 3 0
2009-10 22 50 3 3 6 -11 35 79 3.8 0 0 10:36 0 0 0 0:43 152 20
2010-11 23 NHL DET 74 7 12 19 15 61 129 5.4 1 0 12:18 0 0 0 0:12 188 39
2011-12 24 NHL DET 81 8 14 22 4 62 121 6.6 1 0 12:19 0 0 0 0:08 148 42
2012-13 25 NHL DET 48 10 3 13 6 34 96 10.4 0 0 14:49 0 0 0 0:55 120 13
2013-14 26 NHL DET 70 10 18 28 2 31 147 6.8 3 0 15:17 1 2 3 0:53 172 31
2014-15 27 NHL DET 5 2 2 4 0 4 13 15.4 0 0 16:08 0 0 0 0:34 12 3
2014-15 Proj 27 NHL DET 73 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Justin Abdelkader

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Justin Abdelkader was on the ice for 16:08.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Justin Abdelkader was on the ice for 0:34 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 14:49 0:55
2013-14 15:17 0:53
2014-15 16:08 0:34

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Justin Abdelkader 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 17:15 0:46
Oct 17 at TOR 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 15:26 1:07
Oct 15 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:14 0:00
Oct 11 ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 15:13 0:00
Oct 9 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 17:34 0:58

Justin Abdelkader: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Abdelkader said after morning skate that he'd be in the lineup Friday against the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Abdelkader missed Thursday's practice with what coach Mike Babcock called a "maintenance day," MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Abdelkader tallied one of two second-period goals for the Red Wings in their 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Thursday.

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Abdelkader has been playing on the Red Wings' projected second line through the first three days of training camp, joining Stephen Weiss and Gustav Nyquist, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Abdelkader scored two goals, including the game-winner against the Blues on Sunday.

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Abdelkader (leg) will return to the lineup Sunday, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.

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Abdelkader (leg) hopes to be available Sunday against the Lightning, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Abdelkader (leg) hopes to return to the lineup this weekend, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Abdelkader (leg) skated during the teamís optional skate Wednesday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily reports.

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Abdelkader is slated to miss two weeks due to a cut leg, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Abdelkader has a lower-body injury and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Abdelkader scored both of Detroit's goals against the Canucks on Monday. One was on the power-play, one was the game-winner, and he also picked up two penalty minutes.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Abdelkader found a solid role on the Red Wings in 2012-13, keeping people off linemate Pavel Datsyuk and chipping in with occasional points. If he remains on the first line this season, he could settle into a Tomas Holmstrom-like niche with Detroit. While Abdelkader hasn't scored much in the NHL, keep an eye on him early in the year and he could be a nice sleeper off the waiver wire.

2012-13

Abdelkader continues to increase his value as a depth-line role player for the Wings, punishing the opposition with his pesky play and earning time as part of the team's penalty-killing unit. With 148 hits last season, Abdelkader ranked second only to Brad Stuart (177) on the Wings in that category while picking up 22 points (8 G, 14 A) over 81 games. There's belief that another layer of offensive upside exists, but that would require a move onto a scoring line, and it appears more likely that he'll end up skating with Darren Helm on the third line or centering the likes of Drew Miller and Jordan Tootoo on the fourth unit than moving up to receive additional minutes at even strength.

2011-12

On a team with plenty of star power, the gritty Abdelkader is emerging as a strong checking-line option. As the 19 points he delivered last season suggest, there's not an overwhelming offensive upside to get excited about in his current role, but in many ways Abdelkader has become part of the team's New Age Grind Line now that the likes of Kirk Maltby and Kris Draper have retired. Abdelkader projects to serve in a third- or fourth-line winger role with special teams work coming as one of head coach Mike Babcock's penalty killers this season.

2010-11

Perhaps the player most impacted by the Wings' decision to sign veteran pivot Mike Modano, Abdelkader will have to battle Darren Helm for playing time if he's going to remain a center this season, but he could see time on the wing depending on how head coach Mike Babcock elects to deploy Kris Draper. His six points in 50 regular season games last season are more a reflection of his role -- hitting opponents -- than of his skill set. Opportunity for consistent playing time in Detroit may be another full season away for Abdelkader, but he could easily find himself in a 12-14 minute role each night should any of the veterans ahead of him succumb to an injury.

2009-10

A strong skater with good speed and a nice two-way game, Abdelkader may have to open up the season at Grand Rapids (AHL) following the team's addition of Bertuzzi and Williams through free agency this summer. Abdelkader scored his first NHL goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against Pittsburgh, after tallying 52 points - including 24 goals - in 76 games with the Griffins. His eventual role in Detroit figures to be centering the third line, where he could chip in several 40-45 point seasons, but the numbers game on the roster may put that opportunity on hold for at least one more season.

2008-09

Abdelkader will likely spend most of the season at Grand Rapids (AHL), but he remains a good long-term fit in Detroit as a third-line winger, where his improving two-way game will provide excellent depth. He's a potential 20-goal scorer down the road, but that's probably the extent of his upside as far as fantasy owners are concerned.

2007-08

Abdelkader gained valuable experience last season as he helped lead Michigan State to an NCAA title. Abdelkader will never be a 50-goal scorer in the NHL, but he takes care of his own end and he has the ability to help out on the score sheet. It's quite possible that once he reaches the NHL, Abdelkader won't provide enough offense to be a fantasy factor; however, he contributes in so many other aspects of the game that he is still a quality prospect for Detroit.

2006-07

Abelkader will play out his sophomore year at Michigan State in 2006-07.

2005-06

A 2005 draft pick who's expected to return to Michigan State for at least one more season.