Traded to California by St. Louis for Larry Patey and California's 3rd round choice (later traded back to California California/Cleveland selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, November 24, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to NY Islanders by Cleveland with Darcy Regier and Cleveland's 4th round choice (draft choice cancelled by the Cleveland-Minnesota merger) in 1978 Amateur Draft for J. P. Parise and Jean Potvin, January 10, 1978.
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