Over the last 20 years no NHL team has been able to identify young talent and develop it better than the Detroit Red Wings. Apparently Pavel was able to do the same thing when it came to his wife. Svetlana and Pavel meet when he was 18 back in Sverdloush, Russia. The great thing is Pavel didn’t even need to use the “I’m a hockey player line” on Svetlana, claiming he was to embarassed to tell her what he did. Kid had enough game to pull this one in without dropping the money line in Russia. 3 years later after meeting the couple married right as Pavel’s career started with Detroit.