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Michael Danton

Michael Danton  #22

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NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: October 21, 1980
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Brampton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (135th overall)
Legally changed last name from Jefferson to Danton, July 25, 2002. Traded to Barrie (OHL) by St. Michael's (OHL) with Sheldon Keefe, Ryan Barnes and Shawn Cation for Keith Delaney, Darryl Bootland, Adam DeLeew and Brad Pierce, January 11, 1999. Suspended for 2001-02 season by New Jersey for refusing to report to Albany (AHL), October 2, 2001. Missed majority of 2002-03 season after being suspended by New Jersey for refusing to report to Albany (AHL), December 3, 2002. Traded to St. Louis by New Jersey with New Jersey's 3rd round choice (Konstantin Zakharov) in 2003 Entry Draft for St. Louis's 3rd round choice (Ivan Khomutov) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Sentenced on November 8, 2004 to 7 1/2 years in prison for a failed murder-for-hire plot. Granted full parole on September 11, 2009.
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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