Athletistic / Hockey. Olympic champion, legendary Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk said he will work with young players in the American club system. The 45-year-old Russian will take part in a training camp for young hockey players at the club.

“I can give guys a lot of advice. Hockey is my favorite job. You choose that job for yourself. You have to fall in love with it.

To progress, you have to behave well, be present every day and enjoy what you do.

“I am glad to see many people who were already in Detroit when I left for Russia. They still work here and are in good shape. I have good memories of that time. I hope they will too,” Datsyuk was quoted as saying by the Detroit press service.

In June 2024, Pavel Datsyuk officially announced his retirement. The last time he stepped on the ice in official matches was in 2021 as part of Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.

Pavel Datsyuk is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit. With Team Russia, he won gold at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and won the 2012 World Cup in Finland and Sweden. In Russia, the forward also played for Ak Bars, CSKA Moscow, and Dynamo and SKA. He will be inducted into the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2024.