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Mikko Makela

Mikko Makela  #24

Right Wing
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 28, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: NYI / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (65th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1985) Finnish First All-Star Team (1985, 1992) Finnish Player of the Year (1992) Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for Ken Baumgartner and Hubie McDonough, November 29, 1989. Traded to Buffalo by Los Angeles for Mike Donnelly, September 30, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 18, 1994.
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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