Pavel Valerievich Datsyuk (born July 20, 1978) is a professional ice hockey player from Russia and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and, for the duration of the lockout, CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He is known for his stick-handling and is considered one of the best two-way forwards in the game today, having won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in the 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10 NHL seasons. Datsyuk also won four consecutive Lady Byng Memorial Trophies from 2006-09 for performance and sportsmanship. He was nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player following the 200809 season. Datsyuk won the Stanley Cup in 2002 and 2008 with the Red Wings. Datsyuk was born in Sverdlovsk (C) (now Yekaterinburg), in the Urals region of Russia. His parents call him by his short name 'Pasha' from an early age.
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