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Justin Abdelkader

31-Year-Old Left Wing – Detroit Red Wings

2017-18 NHL Stats

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13

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22

PP Pts

9

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-11

PIM

78

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Abdelkader is pulling in nearly $52,000 per game as one of Detroit's premier wingers, but the club is still looking for a reasonable return on this hefty investment. The Michigan native is versatile, boasts an all-encompassing skill set, and backs down from no one -- trouble...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 214   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 seven-year, $29.75 million contract with Detroit in November of 2015.

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Abdelkader scored off his skate on the power play for his 100th career goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime home loss to the Islanders.

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Justin Abdelkader NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 0:10 188 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 0:39 120 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 71 23 21 44 3 72 154 14.9 5 0 17:55 8 6 14 2:49 153 28
2015-16 28 NHL DET 82 19 23 42 -16 120 155 12.3 4 0 18:26 6 7 13 2:53 207 44
2016-17 29 NHL DET 64 7 14 21 -20 50 104 6.7 1 0 16:40 5 2 7 2:19 144 27
2017-18 30 NHL DET 75 13 22 35 -11 78 110 11.8 0 0 16:33 4 5 9 2:21 174 40
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Justin Abdelkader – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Wing

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

16:33

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Abdelkader was on the ice for 16:33.

2:21

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Abdelkader was on the ice for 2:21 during power plays.

1:23

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Abdelkader was on the ice for 1:23 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 18:26 2:53 1:36
2016-17 16:40 2:19 1:13
2017-18 16:33 2:21 1:23
2017-18 NHL Game Log   Justin Abdelkader
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 7 NYI 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 13:25 0:34
Apr 5 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:36 3:13
Apr 3 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:25 1:49
Mar 31 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 12:38 2:08
Mar 29 BUF@BUF 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:13 4:05
Mar 27 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:52 2:09
Mar 26 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:06 1:13
Mar 24 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:33 0:28
Mar 22 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 16:53 4:23
Mar 20 PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 15:39 1:06
Mar 18 COL@COL 1 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 13:34 1:39
Mar 16 ANA@ANA 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 15:52 4:21
Mar 15 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:12 1:59
Mar 12 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:51 1:51
Mar 9 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:29 2:19
Mar 8 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:20 2:17
Mar 6 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 20:52 4:32
Mar 4 MIN@MIN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 19:52 2:11
Mar 2 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 1 19:41 0:49
Feb 28 STL@STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:48 2:02
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Feb 25 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:11 1:58
Feb 24 CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 14:29 0:32
Feb 22 BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:54 1:31
Feb 20 NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 1 17:21 2:22
Feb 18 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 2 19:02 1:08
Feb 17 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:45 1:11
Feb 15 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:00 2:45
Feb 13 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:29 2:46
Feb 11 WAS@WAS 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 14:00 2:02
Feb 9 NYI@NYI 0 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 14:19 0:39
Feb 6 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 2 18:36 1:08
Feb 3 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:14 0:00
Feb 2 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 14:17 2:08
Jan 31 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 13:48 2:26
Jan 25 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 23 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Jan 20 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 16 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 14 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Jan 13 PIT@PIT 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 9:47 4:34
Jan 7 TAM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 5 0 18:02 3:43
Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 18:45 2:14
Jan 3 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:13 0:09
Dec 31 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 17:43 1:25
Dec 29 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 20:37 6:59
Dec 27 NJD@NJD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 1 20:02 5:33
Dec 23 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 18:41 2:33
Dec 20 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 18:53 1:33
Dec 19 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 12:49 0:57
Dec 15 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 16:50 3:03
Dec 13 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 17:39 2:12
Dec 11 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 17:19 2:26
Dec 9 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 15:46 1:33
Dec 5 WPG 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 17:16 4:59
Dec 2 MON@MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:22 1:09
Nov 30 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:48 2:19
Nov 28 LOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:30 3:04
Nov 25 NJD 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 16:42 2:20
Nov 24 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:34 4:28
Nov 22 EDM 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:19 1:58
Nov 19 COL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 3 0 14:26 2:26
Nov 17 BUF 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:21 3:44
Nov 15 CGY 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:40 4:39
Nov 11 CLM Did Not Play
Nov 9 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 11:05 0:23
Nov 6 VAN@VAN 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 15:56 1:16
Nov 5 EDM@EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:09 0:47
Nov 2 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:41 1:42
Oct 31 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:51 0:44
Oct 28 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 14:10 2:50
Oct 26 TAM@TAM 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 21:03 5:33
Oct 24 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 17:45 0:00
Oct 22 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:27 1:08
Oct 20 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 19:45 3:51
Oct 18 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 17:52 2:44
Oct 16 TAM 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 18:13 4:25
Oct 13 VGK@VGK 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:43 0:10
Oct 12 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 19:05 2:56
Oct 10 DAL@DAL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 18:47 3:17
Oct 7 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 17:19 3:42
Oct 5 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:08 2:33

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

Abdelkader was the only Red Wing to score in Sunday's 4-1 road loss to the Wild.

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Abdelkader (undisclosed) simply took a maintenance day Friday, as he's expected to be in Saturday's lineup versus the Hurricanes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Abdelkader (undisclosed) did not practice Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Abdelkader contributed a secondary assist to complement seven hits in Tuesday's 3-2 home loss to the Predators.

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Abdelkader found the back of the net in Sunday's 5-4 overtime road win over the Capitals.

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Abdelkader accumulated seven hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.

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Abdelkader registered three shots, two hits and a blocked shot in regulation and overtime Wednesday before scoring the winner in the shootout during a 2-1 victory over the Sharks.

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Coach Jeff Blashill told reporters he expects Abdelkader (lower body) to suit up against the Sharks on Wednesday, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

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Abdelkader (lower body) resumed skating Thursday, and he's targeting a return next Wednesday against the visiting Sharks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Abdelkader (lower body) is close to returning to the lineup and could return as soon as Thursday.

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The Red Wings are hoping to get Abdelkader (lower body) back into the lineup ahead of the All-Star break, which commences next Saturday.

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Abdelkader (lower body) will not be ready to return to the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Hurricanes.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Abdelkader shocked the masses when he signed a seven-year, $29.75 million contract last November. Before that mega deal, the Michigan native had only averaged a third of a point per game over eight seasons, and despite his insertion on the top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin, he struggled with consistency on the way to a career-worst minus-16 rating in 2015-16. Still, there’s more pizzazz to Abdelkader’s game than scoring. He’s also a pesky line defender utilized on the power play and penalty kill. You won’t see him back down from a scrum, either, as he finished with the seventh-most penalty minutes (120) in the league last season. Injuries to his knee and finger prevented the winger from doing much in the playoffs – Abdelkader went minus-3 with a single goal against the Lightning in five games before the Wings were eliminated – but he’s expected to be fine for the upcoming campaign. With Larkin getting so much attention in Detroit, Abdelkader could get overlooked in fantasy leagues this season; don’t let him slip too far.

2015-16

Abdelkader previously made his mark with the Red Wings as a flexible winger capable of doling out hits, chipping in secondary scoring, and jumping in on special teams, but this past season, he rebranded himself as a legitimate scoring threat, hitting the 20-goal and 40-point mark for the first time in his career. Skating in a top-six role, the 6-foot-2 forward also set career marks in a number of other categories, including power-play goals (eight), shots on goal (154), and PIM (72). The breakout should be enough for Abdelkader to hang on to a spot on one of the Wings' top two lines and man-advantage units, despite the offseason additions of Mike Green and Brad Richards. If the new offensive heights he reached prove difficult to sustain, Abdelkader's well-rounded production in the non-scoring categories should make him a productive member of just about any fantasy roster.

2014-15

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 should put up similar numbers to last season, should he remain with the big two; a demotion will see his point totals fall significantly.

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.