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NHL Launching Faceoff Probability Stat With AWS Technology

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) and Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) vie for the puck after a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) and Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) vie for the puck after a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
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(AP) -- The NHL is launching a new faceoff probability stat that uses a decade's worth of data and in-game analytics to determine the likelihood of each player in the circle winning the draw.

The league and Amazon Web Services unveiled the new feature Tuesday. It's the latest innovation in the puck and player tracking sphere and could be just the start of machine-learning technology in hockey with implications for gambling and countless other statistics.