The National Hockey League, also known globally as the NHL, announced this week that they have signed a partnership agreement with Sportradar, making them the official global data distributor for the 2015/2016 season.
Sportradar will be collecting data such as play-by-play in real-time as well as any other relevant game statistic. Other data will include time on ice, offsides, face-offs won/lost, missed shots, scored goals, shots on goal, shot types and many more. All data a fan could imagine wanting to know, Sportradar will be providing.
“This partnership with Sportradar advances our commitment to statistics as a storytelling tool,” said Stephen McArdle, NHL Executive Vice President of Digital Media and Strategic Planning. “We recognize that innovative technology helps bring game statistics to life and showcases the extraordinary talent in the NHL.”
“The NHL’s rich content is a tremendous addition to the Sportradar portfolio. Not only will we provide the fastest NHL data directly from the rink, but our development team will use this data within a dynamic new suite of visual products and applications that will enhance the hockey experience for fans,” said Steve Byrd, Chief Commercial Officer at Sportradar US.
“NHL content is a true international asset,” added Ulrich Harmuth, Managing Director at Sportradar Global. “We will bring this comprehensive data to customers across the globe, including hockey relevant markets like Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe.”