Pavel Datsyuk Voted NHL’s Best Russian Player

Pavel DatsyukCongrats to Pavel Datsyuk for winning the Kharlamov Trophy this year!  Pavel narrowly edged out Ovechkin, another incredible talent in his own right.  What’s amazing about Datsyuk is that he has such a low key personality given his amazing stickhandling and scoring abilities.  And, he’s willing to play two-way hockey – whatever it takes to win!  Although, Datsyuk does not have an imposing figure (a friend describes him as looking more like your programmer next door rather than hockey superstar), his very presences makes the Wings a better and more dangerous team, especially this time of year.

If you want to watch Pavel work his magic, check out his sick shootout/breakaway move a la ‘dangle’:

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