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2014 NHL Draft
Jan Mursak

Jan Mursak  #39

Left Wing
NUMBER: 39 BIRTHDATE: January 20, 1988
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Maribor, Slovenia
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: DET / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (182nd overall)

CAREER: Second player in Slovenian national history to play in the NHL (Anze Kopitar is the other)... Named Best Forward at the 2008 IIHF U20 Championships (Division IB) as a member of Team Slovenia... Named 2nd Team OHL All-Rookie in 2006-07 as a member of the Saginaw Spirit

2011-12: Skated in 25 games... Missed first 36 games of the season with a fractured ankle... Recorded his first career NHL assist on 1/17 at DAL... Finished season with three points (1-2-3)... Registered 21 hits and 11 blocked shots

2010-11: Made his NHL debut with DET on 12/17 at COL …Scored his first career goal on 1/10 at COL … Averaged 8:11 TOI  in 19 appearances with DET (1-0-1, 4PIM, 20 SOG, 14 hits)... Skated in 54 games for Grand Rapids (13-22-35)

PERSONAL: Hockey idol as a youth: Peter Forsberg… Favorite sports besides hockey: soccer and tennis… Favorite foods: salmon and steak… Favorite vacation spot: Bahamas.    

Quote of the Day

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