SKA Hockey Club have signed a new agreement with team captain, Olympic champion and Gagarin Cup winner Pavel Datsyuk. The contract will run until the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Pavel Datsyuk is a centre forward for SKA and the Russian national team. Came through the Yunost Yekaterinburg system. Before moving to the NHL, Pavel player for Spartak Yekaterinburg (later Dynamo-Energiya) and Ak Bars. In 2001, he became a Detroit Red Wings player, where he won the 2002 and 2008 Stanley Cup. Overall, Pavel played in 1110 NHL matches, registered 1031 points and earned a plus/minus rating of +283. In the 2004/2005 lockout season, he played for Dynamo Moscow, winning the Russian championship and becoming the playoffs' best player. With the Russian national team, Pavel has participated in seven World Championships and five Olympic Games. Pavel is a 2018 Olympic champion, 2012 world champion, 2002 Olympic Games bronze medalist and 2017 Gagarin Cup champion. He has competed in four NHL All-Star games. Four time winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (prize for gentleman of the year on the ice). Three time winner of the Frank J. Selke trophy for the forward who demonstrates the most skill in defence. Two time winner of the Kharlamov Trophy (award for the best Russian player in the NHL). Winner of the award for the player with the best plus/minus rating in the NHL regular season. Best forward of the 2010 World Championship.