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Hurricanes Hire Eric Tulsky as Hockey Analyst

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has named Eric Tulsky to the position of Hockey Analyst. As Hockey Analyst, Tulsky will provide and analyze data to assist the hockey operations department and coaching staff. Tulsky worked for the team during the 2014-15 season on a part-time basis.

“Eric is an extremely intelligent person and has been an innovator in the field of advanced analytics,” said Francis. “We found the information he provided last season to be extremely valuable and are glad that he will be with us on a full-time basis.”

Tulsky has been publishing his advanced hockey statistical analysis since 2011, when he began writing for He also contributed to prior to launching his own website through SBNation, Outnumbered. Tulsky has been a featured panelist for MIT’s annual Sports Analytics Conference and his hockey analysis work has also been published in The Washington Post and

A Philadelphia native, Tulsky holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from UC-Berkeley. He also conducted a two-year, post-doctoral study at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., and worked in nanotechnology for 12 years. Tulsky’s research has helped enable unique nanotechnology solutions to problems in DNA sequencing, solar energy, displays, and energy storage. He and his wife, Karen Sosa, reside in Chapel Hill with their son, Seth (9).

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