2012-13: Scored 3 goals and 2 assists in 18 games with the Flyers… Recalled on April 22 upon the end of Adirondack’s season… Loaned to Adirondack April 10… recalled from Adirondack on March 25… loaned to Adirondack on March 11… Recorded his first NHL goal and multi-point game with 1 goal and 1 assist on Jan. 26 at FLA… Recalled by the Flyers on Jan. 21 and made NHL debut on Jan. 22 at NJD… Appeared in 40 games for the Phantoms, recording 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points… set a Phantoms franchise record for fastest goal from the start of a game when he scored nine seconds after the opening faceoff vs. Portland on March 24.
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