As a member of the Petes, Chris Pronger was named the CHL's best defenseman in 1993 before being selected second overall in the 1993 Draft. Since then, he has won two Olympic gold medals, the Stanley Cup and the Hart Trophy.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis