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Former Red Wing Datsyuk Winner Of Two KHL Awards

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Former Red Wing Pavel Datsyuk was a two-time winner at this year's KHL Awards.

It’s been five years since Pavel Datsyuk played his final game for the Detroit Red Wings. However, unlike the Wings, Datsyuk is still winning.

The Magic Man was the recipient of two trophies when the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) held its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.

Datsyuk, 42, the captain of Automobilist, was awarded The Sergei Gimayev Prize for loyalty to hockey as a top veteran player. The award, is named to honor the memory of longtime Russian player and broadcaster Gimayev, who died in 2017. It recognizes a player or coach for service to the game and for their work as a mentor.

The league was also presenting him with the MasterCard Priceless Player Of The Season. That award is based on fan balloting. Each of the 10 KHL teams puts forward one nomination as a finalist for this award. Clearly, Datsyuk is just as popular in his homeland as he remains with the Red Wings faithful.

This season, Datsyuk finished with 12-23-35 totals in 51 games. That was good for third on Automobilist.

Playing in Detroit from 2002-16, Datsyuk won two Stanley Cups. He led the Wings in scoring every season from 2003-04 through 2009-10. Datsyuk and Steve Yzerman are the only players in franchise history to post succesive 90-point seasons.

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