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Craig Rivet

Craig Rivet  #52

Defenseman
NUMBER: 52 BIRTHDATE: September 13, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: North Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (68th overall)
• Was claimed off waivers from Buffalo on Feb. 26; made his Blue Jackets debut Mar. 4 at Calgary and scored a goal.
• Goal was his first point in eight games; last had a point when he tallied 1-1-2 Dec. 21 vs. Anaheim as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Vancouver, October 30, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), January 11, 2005. Traded to San Jose by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Julien Demers) in 2008 Entry Draft for Josh Gorges and San Jose's 1st round choice (Max Pacioretty) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 25, 2007. Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with San Jose's 7th round choice (Riley Boychuk) in 2010 Entry Draft for Buffalo's 2nd round choice in 2009 (William Wrenn) and 2010 (later traded to Carolina - Carolina selected Mark Alt) Entry Drafts, July 4, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Buffalo, February 26, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Elmira (ECHL), October 10, 2011.
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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