All 16 arenas in postseason to have player, puck tracking
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The 16 arenas used during the NHL postseason will have player- and puck-tracking data, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at his All-Star Weekend press conference, according to theScore's John Matisz.

Additionally, all 31 of the league's rinks will have access to such data by the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

This has been in the works for the last few years. The league initially planned to have it ready for this season but changed partners in September from Jogmo World Corp. to SportsMEDIA Technology.

The data will be used as follows:

  • Updating the NHL's official scoring system, which will include puck- and player-tracking data
  • Developing and installing tracking systems in all NHL arenas
  • Distributing data in the form of innovative graphics and visualizations to NHL media partners and other stakeholders

Player and puck tracking will allow the league to more accurately collect player data, stats, and analytics. The tracking data will also provide fans with more information on the game for pleasure, education, and betting purposes.

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