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Report: Coyotes to hire analytics guru John Chayka


The Arizona Coyotes have found their analytics guru.

The club will hire John Chayka according to TSN’s Aaron Ward.

The 25-year-old former junior hockey player will serve as an assistant to GM Don Maloney.

Chayka, who co-founded the St. Catharines, Ontario-based hockey analytics firm Stathletes, had two NHL clubs using the company’s data as of June 2014.

Here’s more on Chayka’s company from The Globe and Mail:

With information gleaned from more than 30,000 data points during a game, Stathletes offers hockey’s decision makers rich insight that can help them ensure an optimal mix of talent as well as guide them in training their players.

Arizona finished 29th overall this season with a 24-50-8 record.

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