This past year, Justin Abdelkader solidified his spot as a top-6 forward for the Detroit Red Wings. He scored 44 points this year 23-21-44. He hit career highs in all categories and more than doubled his goal total. He was drafted #42 in 2005, he is 28 and in the prime of his career. When Justin was a young boy his dream was to play for the Red Wings and hopefully he can retire as one. 

With the addition of Brad Richards Abdelkader will potentially have a very talented playmaking centermen to play next to this upcoming season.

Expect to see Abby celebrate tons of goals like this next year.

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 25: Justin Abdelkader #8 celebrates the goal by Riley Sheahan #15 (not pictured) of the Detroit Red Wings against against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Justin Abdelkader

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