The National Hockey League is confident its new puck and player tracking system will be ready for the 2019-20 post-season despite dropping Jogmo World Corp as its primary technology partner.
According to ESPN, technology company SMT is the league’s new partner in this initiative.
“We’re in the process of making a switch,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. “Jogmo had some organizational and financial challenges which we were concerned about at the offset, but actually came to fruition. We have a new partner who can do it and we’re very confident that that hasn’t slowed us down.”
The puck and player tracking technology is designed to aid the league’s broadcast partners by providing new and more accurate player data and stats.
It will also aid legalized betting on NHL games, with its ability to provide data for prop bets. The NHL’s sports betting deals with MGM Resorts International, FanDuel and William Hill were made in anticipation of the puck and player tracking data being introduced.