Lacroix started his NHL career with the Rangers, who selected him in the second round (No. 31) of the 1987 NHL Draft. He played three seasons for the team, totaling two goals and two assists in 30 games.
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