Dubinsky, acquired by the Jackets from the New York Rangers this summer, signed a professional tryout agreement with the ECHL club and skated his first practice with the team Monday morning. He joins fellow NHL forwards and Anchorage natives Scott Gomez, Joey Crabb and Nate Thompson in Aces camp; Gomez and Thompson have signed PTAs, while Crabb signed a standard player contract.
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