Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips
The future is now for hockey.
The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology.
It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between players, shot direction, time on ice, and more. The tracking will be used during broadcasts.
Similar technologies were tested at the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus, but the league says adjustments and improvements have been made.