List of ESPN National Hockey Night personalities

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Broadcast teams[edit]

ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during the 1985-86 season. Sam Rosen, Ken Wilson, Jim Hughson, Dan Kelly, Mike Lange, Jiggs McDonald, Jim Kelly, and Mike Patrick handled the play-by-play and Mickey Redmond, Bill Clement, John Davidson, Phil Esposito, and Brad Park provided color commentary.[1][2]

Season Broadcasters
1986-87
  1. Mike Emrick or Ken Wilson-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen, Tom Mees, or Rick Peckham-John Davidson
  3. Ken Wilson-Mike Liut
1987-88
  1. Mike Emrick or Bruce Buchanan-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen-Phil Esposito
1992–93
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Brian Engblom or Darren Pang
1993–94
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Jim Hughson-Gary Green
1994–95
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1995–96
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1996–97
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1997–98
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1998–99
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Tony Twist
1999–2000
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
  7. Sean McDonough-?
2000–01
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
2001–02
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement and John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
2002–03
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement and John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose and Darren Pang
  3. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
  4. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  5. Sean McDonough-Ray Ferraro or Ed Olczyk
2003–04
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement and John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose and Darren Pang
  3. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
  4. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  5. Sean McDonough-Ray Ferraro or Ed Olczyk

Stanley Cup playoffs 1986-1988[edit]

Year Round Teams Games Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Ice level reporter(s)
1986 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 4-5 Jim Kelly (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond
Washington-New York Islanders Game 1 Mike Lange Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Game 3 Jim Kelly Bill Clement
Minnesota-St. Louis Game 2 Ken Wilson Mickey Redmond
Divisional finals Washington-New York Rangers Games 1-2, 4-6 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 6)
Mike Lange (Games 2, 4)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond (Game 1)
Bill Clement (Game 2, 4-6)
Montreal-Hartford Games 3, 7 Jiggs McDonald (Game 3)
Ken Wilson (Game 7)
Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 2-3, 5-7 Mike Lange (Games 2, 7)
Jim Hughson (Games 3-6)
Mickey Redmond Jim Kelly
Conference finals Montreal-New York Rangers Games 1-5 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 3)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 2)
Mike Lange (Games 4-5)
Mickey Redmond
Calgary-St. Louis Games 1-7 Jim Hughson (Games 1, 3, 5)
Mike Lange (Game 2)
Ken Wilson (Games 4, 6)
Sam Rosen (Game 7)
Bill Clement
1987 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick (Games 3, 6)
Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
Hartford-Quebec Game 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Games 1-2 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 2, 4-7 Mike Emrick (Games 2-5, 7)
Ken Wilson (Game 6)
Bill Clement
Montreal-Quebec Game 1 Ken Wilson Bill Clement
Detroit-Toronto Games 5-7 Sam Rosen (Game 5)
Tom Mees (Games 6-7)
John Davidson
Edmonton-Winnipeg Games 2-4 Rick Peckham (Game 2)
Ken Wilson (Game 3)
Sam Rosen (Game 4)
John Davidson
Conference finals Philadelphia-Montreal Games 1-6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1-5 Ken Wilson Mike Liut
1988 Divisional semifinals New York Islanders-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Philadelphia-Washington Games 2, 4–5, 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6–7 Mike Emrick (Games 1, 7)
Sam Rosen (Games 3, 6)
Bill Clement (Games 1, 7)
Phil Esposito (Games 3, 6)
Montreal-Boston Games 2, 4–5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Detroit-St. Louis Games 2, 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 1, 3–4 Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)
Mike Emrick (Games 3–4)
Bill Clement
Conference finals Boston-New Jersey Games 1-7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1-5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito

Stanley Cup playoffs 1993-2004[edit]

Year Round Teams Games Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Ice level reporter(s)
1994 Conference quarterfinals NY Rangers-NY Islanders Games 2-3 ESPN (Games 2-3) Tom Mees (Game 2)
Gary Thorne (Game 3)
Darren Pang (Game 2)
Bill Clement (Game 3)
Conference semifinals NY Rangers-Washington Games 1-5 ESPN2 (Game 1)
ESPN (Games 2-5)
Sean McDonough (Game 1)
Gary Thorne (Games 2-5)
Brian Engblom (Game 1)
Bill Clement (Games 2-5)

Studio personalities[edit]

Reporters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McAdam, Sean (September 16, 1986). "TV/Radio Sports ESPN picks a hockey team". Providence Journal. p. D5. 
  2. ^ Fink, Dave (September 12, 1986). "Vitale to Add Color to ABC College Basketball". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 17. 
  3. ^ Pergament, Alan (April 17, 1994). "Brenon Knows Her Hockey ABC's". The Buffalo News. 
  4. ^ Shuster, Rachel (May 10, 1988). "Esposito on the spot, and ESPN on the ball". USA Today. p. 3C.