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Dale McCourt

Dale McCourt

Center
BIRTHDATE: January 26, 1957
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Falconbridge, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: DET / 1977 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)
OMJHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1977) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1976) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1977) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1977) OMJHL MVP (1977) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1977) Rights transferred to Los Angeles by Detroit as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Rogie Vachon, August 8, 1978. McCourt remained property of Detroit pending result of litigation hearing. Rights traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Andre St. Laurent and Detroit's 1st round choices in 1980 (Larry Murphy) and 1981 (Doug Smith) Entry Drafts, August 22, 1979. Traded to Buffalo by Detroit with Mike Foligno and Brent Peterson for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 22, 1983.
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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