Eric Tulsky has been hired as hockey analyst by the Carolina Hurricanes and 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,” general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “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 published advanced hockey statistical analysis since 2011, when he began writing for BroadstreetHockey.com. He also contributed to NHLNumbers.com before 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 also has been published in the Washington Post and fivethirtyeight.com.
A Philadelphia native, Tulsky holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in chemistry from California 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 – his research helped enable unique nanotechnology solutions to problems in DNA sequencing, solar energy, displays and energy storage.