Penguins Add Katerina Wu as Data Scientist to Organization
The Penguins have appointed Katerina Wu as a data scientist in the team’s hockey operations department.
The team announced the news on Tuesday afternoon.
The team says Wu’s role will be to design and implement new stats to gauge player and team performance.
According to the team, Wu will report to Sam Ventura, director of hockey operations and hockey research for the Penguins.
She will also work closely with Nick Citrone, who has been promoted to Senior Hockey and Business Operations Data Scientist.
“We are thrilled to add Katerina to the Penguins organization,” Ventura said. “She is uniquely qualified to work in hockey due to her expertise in sports analysis, her impressive technical skills, her experience working with complex puck and player tracking data, and her knowledge of the game.”
In 2019, Wu attended CMU’s Sports Analytics Camp, where she was paired with Carnegie Mellon University’s Sports Analytics Camp, where she was paired with Ventura, Citrone, and the Pittsburgh Penguins for her capstone draft, which introduced a new method for comparing and projecting players. performance in different leagues.
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