The 24-year-old Raanta was 21-10-11 with five shutouts, a 1.85 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in 45 games last season, leading Assat Pori to the SM-liiga championship in Finland. He was 4-3 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .928 save percentage for Finland in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
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