The National Hockey League plans to use technology to track pucks and players this season.
The league said special pucks with infrared tracking technology and thumb-sized sensors worn on athletes' backs will help gather objective analytics, the Associated Press reported.
“Everything that could be used against you, it could also be used for you,” Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois told the AP.
Teams will use the data generated by pucks and sensors to develop players and scout opponents. Passing, puck possession, takeaways, giveaways and more can be accurately recorded without the potential subjectivity of a scoring crew in an arena.