Original Article: 1990: An N.H.L. Draft Class to Remember
Long before he joined the analytics revolution gripping hockey, Drake Berehowsky (above, right) was just a defenseman looking for a job.
In summer 2004, after his 13th N.H.L. season, Berehowsky had just become a free agent, and he and his representatives unearthed some advanced statistics that they hoped would entice potential suitors.
“I was probably a better value than a lot of guys out there,” said Berehowsky, but no N.H.L. team agreed.
That research failed to land him an N.H.L. contract. But it did catalyze the development of an app that is on the vanguard of […]