Missed entire 1996-97 due to back injury in off-season training, August, 1996. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki, November 14, 2009.
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