While the NHL is disintegrating, some of the Red Wings have taken their talents elsewhere to stay fresh, make a living, or just play the game they enjoy. Thanks to www.hockeydb.com
, you can see their stats from the different European leagues. Here is a list of the players who are overseas and their stats in case anyone wanted to know how Henrik Zetterberg
and Damien Brunner
were playing together or how Pavel Datsyuk
was tearing up the homeland.
: 3 GP, 5-2-7 PTS, 2 PIM, +8 for EV Zug (Swiss)
: 12 GP, 4-9-13 PTS, 2 PIM +4 for CSKA Moscow (KHL)
: 12 GP, 5-7-12 PTS, 6 PIM +7 for Jokerit (SM-liiga)
: 3 GP, 2-1-3 PTS, 2 PIM Even for Braehead (EIHL)
: 12 GP, 0-4-4 PTS, 10 PIM -5 for Pardubice HC (Czech)
: 1 GP, injured in first game for SaiPa Lappeenranta (SM-liiga)
: 9 GP, 5-14-19 PTS, 0 PIM +13 for Ljubljana Olimpija HK (Austria)
: 13 GP, 9-15-24 PTS, 16 PIM +12 for EV Zug (Swiss)
: 16 GP, 2-3-5 PTS, 33 PIM -1 for Jokerit (SM-liiga)
: 16 GP, 2-11-13 PTS, 0 PIM -1 for Brynas IF Galve (SEL)
: 16 GP, 0-6-6 PTS, 4 PIM +2 for Linkoping HC (SEL)
: 18 GP, 3-1-4 PTS, 4 PIM -1 for CSKA Moscow (KHL)
has also signed in the Swedish Elite League, but has not played a game yet. Pulkkinen, Jarnkrok, Backman,
are all prospects who have not played a game for the Red Wings yet. All the skaters above have combined for 131 games played, 37 goals, 73 assists, and 110 points in their leagues.
It is nice to see Jan Mursak
put up some points, even if it may be in a lower league when compared to the KHL or Swedish Elite League. Hopefully he can gain some confidence in Austria and parlay that into a breakout season whenever the NHL resumes. If it means anything, Mursak
is scoring at a higher rate than Buffalo's Thomas Vanek
, while playing for a less talented team.
is tearing up the Swiss League. He has more points than NHLers like Joe Thornton, Rick Nash, Tyler Seguin,
and Jason Spezza
. They have all played 10-13 games.
A report on the Red Wings' prospects in CHL is next.