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Willi Plett

Willi Plett

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1955
BIRTHPLACE: Asuncion, Paraguay
DRAFTED: AFM / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 5th   (80th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1976-1977
Calder Memorial Trophy (1977) Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Minnesota by Calgary with Calgary's 4th round choice (Dusan Pasek) in 1982 Entry Draft for Steve Christoff, Bill Nyrop and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Dave Reierson) in 1982 Entry Draft, June 7, 1982. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Pat Price, September 8, 1987. Claimed by Boston from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987.
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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