It’s official: We have seen the last of Pavel Datsyuk‘s magical NHL career.
He is one of the most exciting players of his generation and has one of the best collection of highlights in modern NHL history.
Here’s a look at some of the best plays of his storied career with the Red Wings:
A WILD SHOOTOUT MOVE
No one had better hands than the Magic Man and watch him embarrass the Minnesota Wild with this beauty.
DATSYUK LEAVES DUNHAM HANGING
Tomas Vokoun had no chance. He tried to guess what Datsyuk was going to do and was completely fooled.
DATSYUK DANGLES TURCO
Marty Turco didn’t fare much better. He gets schooled by Datsyuk here.
FOOLING EVERY PREDATOR ON THE ICE
It’s difficult to go end-to-end against all five players, but the Red Wings star somehow pulled it off against the Predators.
BLUES CAN’T TOUCH DATSYUK
Datsyuk shows off his quick hands and makes a beautiful move to blow past a defender in a great goal against St. Louis.
A DATSYUKIAN DEKE
Shawn Horcoff and the Stars weren’t too upset when the Red Wings switched conferences.
COUTURE THE KID GETS TAUGHT A LESSON
Logan Couture gets dangled out of his skates. No joke.