Danny DeKeyser’s ‘numbers’ indicate improved play

DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser’s 2018-2019 season “By the Numbers” this morning, and Wakiji notes that DeKeyser actually played pretty well this past season, putting some of his inconsistencies behind him despite an injury-plagued season:

21:58 — DeKeyser led the Wings in average ice time at 21:58. Dylan Larkin was second on the team, averaging 21:50 per game. Green was third at 21:40.

30 — DeKeyser missed 30 games due to injury, eight games with a right hand injury from Oct. 15-Nov. 1, 19 games with a left hand injury from Dec. 6-Jan. 12, and the final three games of the season with a lower-body injury from April 2-6. However, he was only third on the team in that category. Green led with 39 man-games lost and Trevor Daley was second with 38 man-games lost.

2 — On a team that struggled to score, DeKeyser impressively finished tied for second in plus-minus at plus-2. Luke Glendening and Dylan McIlrath also finished plus-2, in 78 games and seven games, respectively.

94 — DeKeyser was third on the team in blocked shots with 94. Glendening led with 102 and Niklas Kronwall was second with 96. But DeKeyser played in just 52 games.


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