The Big Idea: VR and Sporting Events. Fox5NY video

Adam Graves played 16 years in the National Hockey League, made one all-star team, won two Stanley Cups, tallied 616 points and saw the New York Rangers retire his number. But until one night in early March, he never stood between the pipes with no defensemen in front of him and tried to stop a professional slap shot.

“It feels like you’re going to get hit and it’s so real,” Graves said. “You’re sitting up there like you’re Henrik [Lundquist] and the puck’s coming at you.”

The Rangers allowed Graves this opportunity 13 years after his retirement through a virtual reality headset running a customized hockey simulator for which actual Rangers launched actual shots at a net on the ice at Madison Square Garden…. Fox5ny video news video New York news.


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