The New Jersey Devils announced today that Tyler Dellow has been hired as Vice President of Analytics.
In his new role, he will lead a department that will work across all hockey operations departments to collaboratively enhance the planning and execution of focused initiatives. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
"Since day one, Josh Harris and David Blitzer have supported us by investing in the staff and resources it takes to build a team, the right way," said Shero. "We have used those resources to recruit talented people who can increase our organization's expertise in every aspect of the game. Bringing Tyler on board is just another example of our commitment to progressively building in a manner that can help the franchise achieve sustained success."
"I am extremely excited for this opportunity to join Ray and work with a great group of people with different backgrounds and perspectives of the game," said Dellow. "Being able to collaborate with the entire organization, including HBSE, was a reason that attracted me here. I look forward to building a team that can help other parts of the organization prepare and make decisions on what's best for the Devils. I appreciate The Athletic for bringing me aboard during their initial stages, which allowed me to continue working in the analytics field and served as a bridge to being able to take this job today."
Dellow previously served as a Staff Writer for The Athletic focusing on analytics in the hockey community. He has been a featured speaker at numerous sports analytics conferences including the M.I.T. Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. In August of 2014, Dellow was hired as an Analytics Consultant for the Edmonton Oilers, a position he held for two years. Prior to his time in Edmonton, Tyler served as a lawyer based in Toronto, practicing civil litigation, after earning his law degree at the University of Toronto in 2006.
He was the founder of mc79hockey.com which was one of the first analytics-based blogs for hockey. He pioneered work in advanced stats, including research that is prevalent today.
Tyler and his partner, Amanda Gibson, are also expecting the birth of their first child in July.