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WHY THE NHL CHOOSES AWS

"AWS is unmatched in the portfolio of cloud services that it delivers, including computer vision and machine learning, and we intend to leverage them across the board to provide advanced analysis to our teams, officials, and media partners faster than ever before. We’re thrilled to have AWS join the NHL’s family of blue-chip technology partners as we continue our focus on innovation and building the most advanced technology solutions in sports."

- Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner

"AWS is unmatched in the portfolio of cloud services that it delivers, including computer vision and machine learning, and we intend to leverage them across the board to provide advanced analysis to our teams, officials, and media partners faster than ever before. We’re thrilled to have AWS join the NHL’s family of blue-chip technology partners as we continue our focus on innovation and building the most advanced technology solutions in sports."

- Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner

The premier hockey league in the world is tapping into the breadth and depth of AWS to better capture the details of hockey for its fans, teams, and media partners. With AWS, the NHL will manage a cloud-based video content delivery system to provide a complete view of the game, and offer a seamless in-game viewing experience. Together, AWS and the NHL will find new ways to better excite and educate fans, teams, players, and broadcasters.
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Unlocking Data's Potential

Using more than 10 years of the NHL’s historical Hockey Information and Tracking System (HITS) data, the league will harness the power of this data to produce advanced statistics through the use of innovative AWS technologies such as AWS Lambda, Amazon SageMaker, and more.

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Engaging and Delighting Fans

Fans will gain deeper understanding into players, teams, and the league because AWS’s leading technology will help deliver the next generation of advanced analytics. New real-time hockey stats will transform the fan experience before, during, and after games to help fans better interpret and appreciate the action on the ice.

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Enhancing the Broadcast Product

Video feeds processed by AWS and the NHL’s new 4K cameras will capture every angle on the ice, providing better knowledge of what’s happening throughout the game for better storytelling. The NHL is building a central repository on AWS which will help retrieval of archived video footage giving instant access to NHL content to deliver new in-game analyses, predictions, and video highlights to enhance mobile, online, and broadcast experiences.

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ENGAGING THE FANS

Hockey is predicated on fast-moving action on the ice, and the NHL is producing its set of advanced statistics by leveraging AWS’s unmatched set of cloud computing technologies, the NHL is producing its set of advanced statistics. Using over a decade of historical data, the NHL can now provide in-depth analysis from its rich history with real-time game action.

  • SHOT ANALYTICS
  • SAVE ANALYTICS
  • SHOT ANALYTICS
  • SHOT ANALYTICS

    Each shot taken in every game will include a number of variable factors such as from where on the ice the shot was taken; if a team is playing even-strength, short-handed, or in a Power Play; the score the game; the time of game; and more. 

  • SAVE ANALYTICS
  • SAVE ANALYTICS

    Every save a goalie makes will now include a goalie’s save percentage based on location the shot came from, different team strength conditions, time of game, game conditions, and more.

"AWS is the perfect partner for the NHL, helping us to aggregate our rich historical content and deliver real-time advanced analytics that will continue to transform the fan experience. The delivery of these stats will unlock opportunities for fans, along with players, coaches and broadcasters, to see the game in new ways and to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic decisions made during a game."

- Dave Lehanski, Executive Vice President, NHL Business Development and Innovation

"AWS is the perfect partner for the NHL, helping us to aggregate our rich historical content and deliver real-time advanced analytics that will continue to transform the fan experience. The delivery of these stats will unlock opportunities for fans, along with players, coaches and broadcasters, to see the game in new ways and to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic decisions made during a game."

- Dave Lehanski, Executive Vice President, NHL Business Development and Innovation

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