The NHL Is Getting High-Tech With Its Pucks
Pucks at this year's World Cup of Hockey contain chips to track a variety of stats.By Ryan Biek | September 27, 2016
Less mad-science than its '90s predecessor –– the glow puck is getting a high-tech upgrade.
In the late 1990s, infrared technology was used to make hockey pucks more visible — basically to make them glow.
This time around, the idea is less about helping viewers see the puck and more about letting them see the data. The National Hockey League has partnered with Sportvision to put chips in both pucks and players' jerseys at this year's World Cup of Hockey.