After going undrafted in 1996 and 1997, Datsyuk was finally selected by Detroit in the sixth round, 171st overall, in the 1998 NHL entry draft. The Russian forward has been on the rise ever since. He’s won two Stanley Cups, numerous individual awards and constantly finds himself on the highlight reel.
So it was obviously a thrill for residents of Hockeytown to learn that Datsyuk had signed an extension with the Red Wings. According to NHL.com, it’s a three-year, $22.5 million contract which will carry a $7.5 million cap hit.
With that in mind, here are five of Datsyuk's best goals since 2010.