The presenters of our first Video & Analytics Track are here!
The brand new track, presented by our friends at Hudl, is headlined by video coaches from four NHL teams, including the Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, LA Kings and the Washington Capitals, and also includes two analytics experts from the University of Michigan. Each presenter’s sports background is unique and will leave you with a new perspective on how to leverage technology to analyze player performance, identify patterns and effectively interpret stats for your team.
Get to know our new presenters below and save one of 50 seats in the Video & Analytics Track today.
Video Coordinator, Washington Capitals
Emily Engel-Natzke is Video Coordinator for the Washington Capitals; she is the first full-time female coach in franchise history. Previously, Engel-Natzke worked as Video Coach for Washington’s AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. The Fort Collins, Colorado, product previously worked with the University of Wisconsin’s men’s and women’s hockey teams as Video Coordinator from 2015-2017 and as Assistant Director of Operations/Video Coordinator with the men’s team from 2017-2020.
Video Coach, Minnesota Wild
Jonas Plumb is the Video Coach with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. The University of Victoria graduate has been responsible for all aspects of video related to team preparation for the past 12 years. Prior to joining the Wild, Plumb worked for Hockey Canada in 2010-11, for the Swedish men’s hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the NHL’s Washington Capitals during the 2008-09 season. He has also spent time with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants, winning the 2007 Memorial Cup and the 2006 WHL Championship.
Video Coordinator, LA Kings
Samson Lee is the Video Coordinator for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and has been for the last eight years. Prior to that, Lee was Video Coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and worked as Video Coordinator with Boston College Hockey.
Video Coach, Winnipeg Jets
Matt Prefontaine is the Video & Analytics Coach for the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. He recently completed his sixth season in Winnipeg, where his responsibilities included all of the video needs of the Jets coaching staff: pre-scouting upcoming opponents, analyzing game tape and producing game-day preparation videos. Prior to joining the Jets, Prefontaine spent four seasons with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.
Football Analytics Assistant, University of Michigan
Joey DiCresce is a Football Analytics Assistant with the University of Michigan. DiCresce also works in analyitcs with The 33rd Team, a website producing NFL content from current and former players, coaches and executives. Last summer DiCresce worked as a Football Analytics Intern with the New York Jets.
Dean and Professor of Information, University of Michigan
Thomas A. Finholt is the Dean and Professor of Information at the University of Michigan. He joined the school in 1991 as an assistant professor in the department of psychology. From 1997 to the present, his faculty appointments from assistant research scientist to professor have been in the School of Information.