Brother of Barrie SJHL Second All-Star Team (1959) WHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Don McKenney for Dean Prentice, February 4, 1963. Terms of transaction stipulated that Meissner would report to the NY Rangers following the 1962-63 season. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Dave Richardson, Tracy Pratt and Mel Pearson for John McKenzie and Ray Cullen, June 4, 1965. Selected by Providence (AHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1968. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Providence (AHL) with Adam Keller for Jim Patterson, August, 1971.
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