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Esa Tikkanen

Esa Tikkanen  #10

Left Wing
NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: January 25, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: EDM / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (80th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1985) Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton for Doug Weight, March 17, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Doug Lidster for Petr Nedved, July 24, 1994. Traded to New Jersey by St. Louis for New Jersey's 3rd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Ville Nieminen) in 1997 Entry Draft, November 1, 1995. Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Wes Mason) in 1996 Entry Draft, November 23, 1995. Traded to NY Rangers by Vancouver with Russ Courtnall for Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan, March 8, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 17, 1997. Traded to Washington by Florida for Dwayne Hay and future considerations, March 9, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 9, 1998. Officially announced retirement, April 19, 2001.
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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