05 Jun 2008
Montreal, QC (June 5, 2008) - Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings claimed the Stanley Cup in front of a sold out crowd at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, with a 3-2 victory in game six of the Stanley Cup Finals over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Datsyuk notched two assists in the victory, setting up the first goal and the game winning goal to propel Detroit to victory.
Pavel, who has excelled with the Reebok O-Stick, set a career high with 23 points in the playoffs finishing 4th amongst all NHL players in points to cap off an outstanding year. During the regular season Datsyuk scored 97 points and has been nominated for both the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike Player) and the Frank J. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward).
The Detroit Red Wings remarkable regular season culminated with them winning the Presidents' Trophy for accumulating the most points during the NHL’s regular season. They then went on to knock off the Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, and Dallas Stars to claim the Clarence S. Cambell Bowl as the Western Conference Champs before meeting the Penguins in the Finals. The victory marks Detroit’s first Championship since the 2002 season.
Pavel’s O-Stick is designed to harness every ounce of power he puts into it. The O-Stick’s unique shaft has holes in the lower portion to increase stick speed and kick while dramatically stabilizing the shaft. This combination of technological advances allows for maximum energy transfer to the puck. The result is a harder, more precise shot, every time.
Reebok-CCM Hockey, a subsidiary of the adidas Group, is headquartered in Montreal. With operations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the Company is the world's largest designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel under two of the most recognized hockey brand names: Rbk Hockey and CCM Hockey. Reebok-CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company. Reebok-CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League and several NCAA and national teams.