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Tommi Santala

Tommi Santala  #26

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NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: June 27, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: ATL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 9th   (245th overall)
Assigned to Jokerit Helsinki (Finland) by Atlanta, October 5, 2005. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Atlanta's 5th round choice (Charles-Antoine Messier) in 2007 Entry Draft for Atlanta's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Niklas Lucenius) in 2007 Entry Draft, June 14, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to a knee injury at Vancouver, December 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 5, 2007.
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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