Pavel competed in the stick handling and fastest skater competitions in the 2004 All Star Super-Skills competition. During that All-Star Game, he centered between Jarome Iginla and Rick Nash, went five for eight in faceoffs and was a minus-1.
On January 11, 2007, Pavel passed Nikolas Lidstrom as the Red Wings' leading scorer—he scored five points in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes .
In 2006-07, Pavel became the first player since Frank Boucher in the 1930s to win the Lady Byng Trophy in consecutive seasons.
In December of 2007, Pavel received the Carhartt Award as the Hardest Working Player of the Month .
In 2007-08, Pavel had 97 points. He led the NHL in defensive takeaways with 144 and in plus-minus with a plus-41.
In 2007-08, Pavel won the Selke Trophy for the best defensive forward
As of 2007-08, Pavel has scored 54 points in 82 career NHL playoff games. In his 23 Russian Super League playoff games, he scored 20 points.
The RBK stick that Pavel debuted in the 2006-07 season, the 9KO, has holes bored in the shaft to make it more aerodynamic.
Pavel has several nicknames, including Pavs, Dats and Moves.
When not on the ice, Pavel enjoys tennis, soccer, billiards, fishing and golf.
When Pavel first arrived in the United States, he would go out with teammates to dinner, close his eyes and point his finger at the menu to select his meal.