Justin Abdelkader

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW/RW
  • Height
    6'2" / 187 cm
  • Weight
    214 lbs / 97 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    22/23

Two-way agitating forward with decent size. Pretty good skater and versatile enough to play both as a center or left wing. Inconsistent offensively and more of a checking-line player.

Abdelkader represented the United States at the World Junior championship 2007, World Championship 2012 and 2014, as well as at the World Cup 2016.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2003-04 Mona Shores HS USHS-MI 28 37 43 80 - |
2004-05 Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 60 27 25 52 86 20 | Playoffs 11 0 4 4 8 3
2005-06 Michigan State Univ. NCAA 44 10 12 22 83 2 |
2006-07 Michigan State Univ. NCAA 38 15 18 33 91 3 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 10 1 |
2007-08 Michigan State Univ. “A” NCAA 42 19 21 40 107 14 |
Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0 |
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 10 2 1 3 0 2
Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 76 24 28 52 102 -2 | Playoffs 10 6 2 8 23 2
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 3 3 6 35 -11 | Playoffs 11 1 1 2 36 1
Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 33 11 13 24 86 6 |
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 7 12 19 61 15 | Playoffs 11 0 0 0 22 -4
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 8 14 22 62 4 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -5
USA WC 8 1 3 4 4 4 |
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 10 3 13 34 6 | Playoffs 12 2 1 3 33 4
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 10 18 28 31 2 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 6 1
USA “C” WC 7 3 1 4 31 0 |
2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 23 21 44 72 3 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 6 -1
2015-16 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 19 23 42 120 -16 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 35 -3
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 64 7 14 21 50 -20 |
USA WCup 3 1 0 1 2 -1 |
2017-18 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 75 13 22 35 78 -11 |
2018-19 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL - - - - - |
2017-18 NHL stats powered by NHL.com
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 109 35 41 76 0.70 188 4 | 10 6 2 8 0.80 23 2
NCAA 124 44 51 95 0.77 281 19 |
NHL 619 100 130 230 0.37 545 -28 | 64 6 7 13 0.20 140 -5
USHL 60 27 25 52 0.87 86 20 | 11 0 4 4 0.36 8 3
USHS-MI 28 37 43 80 2.86 0 0 |
WC 15 4 4 8 0.53 35 4 |
WCup 3 1 0 1 0.33 2 -1 |
WJC-20 7 0 2 2 0.29 10 1 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
11/12/2015
11/12/2015 Extension Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings
09/14/2012
09/14/2012 Extension Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings
08/23/2010
08/23/2010 Extension Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
04/11/2017 So long, Joe The Players' Tribune
01/19/2016 A School Known to All The Players' Tribune
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2004, 3 #30 overall by Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the USHL Entry Draft

Cult/Star player for Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Cult/Star player for Grand Rapids Griffins

Cult/Star player for Michigan State Univ.

His paternal grandfather Yusef came from Jordan to USA at the age of 19 and married a Polish girl (Justins grandmother).

Earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Michigan University.

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