It was reported that the Canadiens had hired a data specialist, however we were left guessing as to his or her identity.
Thanks to Eric Engels, the mystery is over.
He won't be joining the Habs on a full-time basis, however it's definitely a step in the right direction for the franchise. There's no doubt about it, some analytical contribution is better than none.
Now that Montreal has secured his services, they have avoided being the last team in the Atlantic division without an official statistical analyst. The honour of being last belongs to the Senators, which is interesting considering Pfeffer has worked in their backyard.