In 13 games for the Blue Jackets this season, Mason, 24, is 3-6-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. The 2009 Calder Trophy winner, chosen in the third round (No. 69) of the 2006 NHL Draft, owns a 2.90 GAA and .903 save percentage in 232 career starts for the Blue Jackets.
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