The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Sam Ventura, from the wonderful (and often cited website here) War on Ice as an analytics consultant.
From Jason Mackey of the Tribune Review:
The Penguins have hired war-on-ice.com co-creator Sam Ventura, a Swissvale native, to join their hockey operations department as a consultant responsible for analytics, vice president of hockey operations Jason Karmanos told Trib Total Media on Wednesday.
Ventura, 27, recently earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. A former player, Ventura will begin teaching in the fall while also working for the Penguins and as an assistant coach/director of analytics for the school's club hockey team.
"To have someone who grew up here in Pittsburgh, literally in our backyard, to have the skill set and knowledge base that Sam has, he seemed like the perfect fit," Karmanos said. "Once I met him and started talking to him, I knew that he was the perfect fit for our group here.