“Hey, GoPro,” Tom Wilson joked to Washington Capitals prospect Nate Schmidt during a Development Camp practice last week. “Will you settle down? You look like an iRobot out here.”
Schmidt, the University of Minnesota defenseman who signed a two-year deal with the Caps mid-way through last season, stood out on the ice. A tiny GoPro camera was affixed to the top of his helmet. Monumental Network had approached the defenseman earlier in the week asking him to try out the camera to give fans a creative and inside look into drills. Lucky for us, he agreed.
The video is fascinating. It shows the speed of the game and illustrates in vivid detail the tiny decisions each player makes and how they affect the game.