Recalled from Albany (AHL) for 3rd time this morning; is looking for 1st NHL appearance since Mar. 21 at Car...Finished 4th on AHL Devils with 14g-17a-31pts during 1st season in N. America...Made NHL debut Mar. 16 vs. Mtl. after being recalled from Alb. Mar. 12...Attended NJD training camp in Jan. & AHL camp in Sept. '12...Spent previous 3 seasons with JyP Jyvaskyla (Fin.)...Played 189 games over 5 years with in Finland’s SM-liiga; registered 40g-34a-74pts...In '11-12, played in a career-high 60 games & posted a career-high 35pts.
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