AdWeek reports that the NHL will use footage that it filmed from the helmets, masks, and jerseys of players during TV broadcasts and on its website this season.
The league rounded up some of its top stars earlier this year and recorded the GoPro footage for promotional campaigns. But it also plans on using the same POV clips during live game broadcasts if it makes sense to show that GoPro angle.
For example, if a player scores an awesome breakaway goal, the TV broadcast may show the GoPro footage it shot of a player doing something similar so fans can better understand what happened on the ice.
So, no — players aren’t wearing the cameras during live games quite yet. But this is certainly another example of college and professional sports teams testing out GoPro cameras to show fans what it’s like to be on the field during games.
Yahoo notes that NHL referees have been using helmet-mounted cameras during the preseason for training purposes. And last year, an AHL referee wore a GoPro camera for an entire game — check that out below: