National Hockey League releases brand new statistics from player and puck tracking technologies on the NHL Edge website.
So, while sipping coffee on Monday, a hockey fan can learn, for example, that Rasmus Kupari is the fastest skater in the NHL this season. At least the player who recorded the highest top speed ever at 23.95 miles per hour.
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Habs faithful can happily note that two Montreal Canadiens defensemen rank in the top 10 in terms of shooting power. Arber Xhekaj (99.76 mph) and Mike Matheson (97.67 mph) are sixth and 10th, respectively.
We were also surprised that Juraj Slafkovsky was faster than Alex Newhook.
Many other types of data are now available to the public, including the location of shots, distance traveled, and time spent in each of the three zones.
The NHL collects its data using 14 infrared cameras placed on the ice and chips embedded in players’ jerseys and pucks.
Due to the significant amount of information produced, evening match statistics will only be updated the next morning on NHL Edge.