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The Latest On Puck And Player Tracking

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

The NHL will experiment with Puck and Player Tracking at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on Jan. 25, and the system should be ready around the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"We hopefully -- I'm told we will -- be introducing Puck and Player Tracking by the start of the playoffs, maybe even sooner," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told the audience during a keynote interview at the 2019 PrimeTime Sports Management Conference on Monday.

The NHL has spent years and tens of millions of dollars developing the system, which uses sensors in pucks and on players to create hundreds of data points per second. The League is being deliberate about the rollout.

"We're continuing to test it, and we have to install the capability in every building, and we have to make sure in every building it's working as it's intended to do," Commissioner Bettman told reporters. "And it's just a time-consuming process. …

"This is going to be a work in progress. We want the basic technology to work, which we believe it will, and then we're going to figure out how best to use it."


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