List of current National Hockey League broadcasters

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The following is a list of current (entering 2022–23 NHL season) National Hockey League broadcasters. With 25 teams in the U.S. and 7 in Canada, the NHL is the only one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada that maintains separate national broadcasters in each country, each producing separate telecasts of a slate of regular season games, playoff games, and all seven games of the Stanley Cup Finals. Games are also shown on multiple regional sports networks in both countries.

Regional broadcasters[edit]

The following is a list of local TV and radio broadcasters for each individual team. As a result of Rogers Communications and Bell Canada having both an ownership stake in the Toronto Maple Leafs, that team's regional English language TV broadcasts are split between Rogers' Sportsnet Ontario and Bell's TSN4, and radio coverage is split between Sportsnet 590 and TSN 1050. The Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, and Dallas Stars do television/radio simulcasts. Both the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils lack flagship terrestrial radio stations, and have instead partnered with the Internet radio platforms iHeartRadio and Audacy, respectively; the San Jose Sharks likewise abandoned terrestrial radio, instead keeping all audio broadcasts exclusive to its own online platforms. Both the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators each have local English and French language broadcasts to serve their large anglophone and francophone fan bases. The Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Vegas Golden Knights have all added Spanish language broadcasts to serve their Hispanic fan bases. Not all teams televise their preseason games.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Host/Ice level reporter(s) Flagship stations
Boston Jack Edwards Andy Brickley Sophia Jurksztowicz
Andrew Raycroft
Adam Pellerin
Judd Sirott Bob Beers The Sports Hub[1]
Rock 92.9 (during conflicts with Patriots games or road games in conflict with Celtics home games)
Buffalo Dan Dunleavy Rob Ray
Martin Biron
Rob Ray MSG Western New York/Bell TV[2]
WGR 550[2]
Carolina Mike Maniscalco (primary)
Tripp Tracy (during Maniscalco's absences)
Tripp Tracy (primary)
Shane Willis (select games)
Hanna Yates Bally Sports South[3]
99.9 The Fan[3]
Columbus Jeff Rimer Jody Shelley Dave Maetzold Bally Sports Ohio[4]
Bob McElligott 97.1 The Fan[5]
Detroit Ken Daniels Mickey Redmond (home games and select away games)
Chris Osgood (select away games)
Larry Murphy (select away games)
Trevor Thompson Bally Sports Detroit[6]
Ken Kal Paul Woods 97.1 The Ticket[7]
Florida Steve Goldstein Randy Moller Jessica Blaylock
Katie Engleson
Bally Sports Florida[8]
Doug Plagens Bill Lindsay (home games only) 560 The Joe
Power 96 (English Radio)
Arley Londoño 990 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Montreal Bryan Mudryk (primary)
Victor Findlay (during Mudryk's World Juniors' assignments)
Dave Poulin (select games)
Mike Johnson (select games)
Craig Button (select games)[9]
Kenzie Lalonde TSN2 (English Regional)
Peter Ruttgaizer (primary)
Sean Campbell (select games)
Sergio Momesso TSN 690 (English Radio)
Pierre Houde Marc Denis RDS (French Regional)[10]
Martin McGuire Danny Dubé 98.5 FM (French Radio)
New Jersey Bill Spaulding Ken Daneyko
Bryce Salvador (rinkside on all home games)
MSG Sportsnet
MSG Network (during Knicks and Rangers off-days)[11]
Matt Loughlin Chico Resch Audacy app
WFAN Sports Radio (select games)
New York Islanders Brendan Burke (most games)
Jiggs McDonald (select games)
Chris King (emergency)
Alan Fuehring (select games)
Butch Goring (most games)
A. J. Mleczko (select games)
Anson Carter (select games)
Joe Micheletti (select games)
Cheryl Pounder (select games)
E. J. Hradek (select games)
Shannon Hogan MSG Sportsnet[12]
MSG Network (during Knicks, Rangers, and Devils off-days)
Chris King Greg Picker ESPN 1050 AM
ESPN 98.7 FM (during conflicts with either Knicks or Rangers broadcasts)
WRHU (during conflicts with both Knicks and Rangers broadcasts)[13]
New York Rangers Sam Rosen (primary)
John Giannone (select games during Rosen's absences)
Kenny Albert (select games during Rosen's absences)
Joe Micheletti MSG Network
MSG Sportsnet (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)[14]
Kenny Albert (primary)
Don La Greca (select games during Albert's NFL on Fox, TNT, Knicks on MSG TV assignments)
Ed Cohen (select games during Albert's NFL on Fox, TNT, Knicks on MSG TV assignments)
Sam Rosen (during select national broadcasts)
Dave Maloney (primary)
Pete Stemkowski (select games)
Mike Rupp (select games)
ESPN 98.7 FM
ESPN 1050 AM (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)
Ottawa Gord Miller (primary)
Jon Abbott (when Miller is unavailable)
Jamie McLennan
Mike Johnson (select games)
Dave Poulin (select games)[15]
TSN5 (English Regional)
Michel Y. Lacroix Norman Flynn RDS
RDS2 (French Regional)
Dean Brown Gord Wilson TSN 1200 (English Radio)
Nicolas St. Pierre Alain Sanscartier 94.5 Unique FM (French Radio)
Philadelphia Jim Jackson TBA (primary)
Scott Hartnell (select games)
Brian Boucher (select games)
Al Morganti (select games during Boucher's NHL on ESPN/NHL on ABC assignments)
NBC Sports Philadelphia[16]
Tim Saunders 97.5 The Fanatic
93.3 WMMR
Pittsburgh Steve Mears Bob Errey Dan Potash AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh[17]
Josh Getzoff Phil Bourque The X at 105.9[17]
Tampa Bay Dave Randorf Brian Engblom Bally Sports Sun[18]
Dave Mishkin Phil Esposito (home games only)
Bobby Taylor (away games only)
102.5 The Bone[19]
Toronto Gord Miller Mike Johnson TSN4
Chris Cuthbert Craig Simpson Shawn McKenzie Sportsnet Ontario
Joe Bowen Jim Ralph Sportsnet 590
TSN 1050
Washington Joe Beninati Craig Laughlin
Alan May (rinkside on all home games)
Al Koken NBC Sports Washington[20]
John Walton (primary)
Grady Whittenburg (select games)
Zack Fisch (select games)
Ken Sabourin (home games only) WFED 1500
106.7 The Fan (Selected Games Only)

Western Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentators Host/Ice level reporter(s) Flagship Stations
Anaheim John Ahlers Brian Hayward (primary)
Guy Hebert (select games)
Aly Lozoff Bally Sports SoCal (most games)
Bally Sports West (some games)
KCOP (during conflicts with Kings, Clippers and Angels broadcasts)[21]
Steve Carroll TBD Ducks Stream
Arizona Matt McConnell Tyson Nash (primary)
Paul Bissonnette (select games)
Todd Walsh Bally Sports Arizona[22]
Bob Heethuis Lyndsey Fry Luke Lapinski Arizona Sports 98.7
KTAR 620
KTAR 92.3
Calgary Rick Ball Kelly Hrudey (primary)
Cassie Campbell-Pascall (select games during Hrudey's Hockey Night in Canada assignments)
Greg Millen (select games during Hrudey's Hockey Night in Canada and Campbell-Pascall's ESPN assignments)
Ryan Leslie Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Flames (during conflicts with Oilers broadcasts or other Sportsnet programming)[23]
Derek Wills Peter Loubardias Pat Steinberg Sportsnet 960
Chicago Chris Vosters Troy Murray (select games)
Patrick Sharp (select games)
Colby Cohen (rinkside on select home games)
NBC Sports Chicago[24]
John Wiedeman (primary)
Joe Brand (select games)
Troy Murray (select games)
Caley Chelios (select games when Murray is on TV)
WGN Radio (English Radio)
Miguel Esparza Jorge Moreno Univision Deportes 1200 AM (Spanish Radio)
Colorado Marc Moser Mark Rycroft Katie Gaus Altitude[25]
Conor McGahey Altitude Sports AM
Altitude Sports FM
Dallas Josh Bogorad Daryl Reaugh (primary)
Brent Severyn (select games)
Sarah Merrifield
Michelle McMahon
Bally Sports Southwest[26]
The Ticket[26]
Edmonton Jack Michaels Louie DeBrusk Gene Principe Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Oilers (during conflicts with Flames broadcasts or other Sportsnet programming)[27]
Cam Moon (when Michaels work regional or select national TV games)
Jack Michaels (most national TV games)
Bob Stauffer 630 CHED
Los Angeles Alex Faust (primary)
Nick Nickson (select games)
Jim Fox Carrlyn Bathe Bally Sports West (most games)
Bally Sports SoCal (some games)
KCOP (during conflicts with Ducks, Clippers and Angels broadcasts)[28]
Nick Nickson (primary)
Josh Schaefer (select games)
Daryl Evans Jesse Cohen iHeartRadio app
Minnesota Anthony LaPanta Wes Walz (select games)
Ryan Carter (select games)
Lou Nanne (select games)
Gigi Marvin (select games)
Kevin Gorg Bally Sports North[29]
Joe O'Donnell (primary)
Bob Kurtz (select home games)
Tom Reid 100.3 FM KFAN: The Fan[29]
Nashville Willy Daunic[30] Chris Mason (primary)
Hal Gill (select games)
Kara Hammer (home games)
Lyndsay Rowley (road games)
Bally Sports South[31]
Pete Weber Hal Gill (primary)
Max Herz (select games)
102.5 The Game
San Jose Randy Hahn Bret Hedican (primary)
Drew Remenda (select games)[32][33]
NBC Sports California[34]
Dan Rusanowsky Mark Smith (select games)
Scott Hannan (select games)
Drew Remenda (select games)[32][33]
Bret Hedican (select games)
Sharks Audio Network ( and Sharks + SAP Center app)[35][36]
Seattle John Forslund J.T. Brown
Eddie Olczyk (select games)
Piper Shaw (most games)
Jen Mueller (select games)
Alison Lukan (select games)
Root Sports Northwest
Everett Fitzhugh Dave Tomlinson KJR 93.3 FM
St. Louis John Kelly Darren Pang (primary)
Jamie Rivers (during Pang's NHL on TNT assignments)
Bally Sports Midwest[37]
Chris Kerber Joe Vitale 101 ESPN
Vancouver John Shorthouse TBA
Randip Janda (select games)
Dan Murphy Sportsnet Pacific
Sportsnet Canucks (during conflicts with other Sportsnet programming)[38]
Brendan Batchelor Randip Janda (primary)
Dan Riccio (select games)
Sportsnet 650 Vancouver
Vegas Dave Goucher Shane Hnidy (primary)
Darren Eliot (select games)
Ashali Vise KMCC[39][40]
KTNV-TV (preseason only)[41]
Dan D'Uva Gary Lawless (primary)
Darren Eliot (select games)
KKGK (English Radio)
Jesus Lopez Herbert Castro 1460 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Winnipeg Dan Robertson Kevin Sawyer John Lu TSN3[42]
Paul Edmonds Jamie Thomas 680 CJOB
Power 97

National broadcasters[edit]


National television rights in Canada are held by Rogers Media. CBC Television, the previous over-the-air television broadcaster of the NHL, continues to participate in coverage to an extent: Rogers reached a deal with CBC to license the Hockey Night in Canada brand and maintain the network's traditional Saturday night games. HNIC games now airs nationally across CBC, Citytv, and the Sportsnet channels, rather than be split across CBC stations on a regional basis. FX Canada was originally also used to show games (usually simulcasts of all-American matchups), but has not carried regular season or playoff broadcasts since the first year of the Rogers contract. Sportsnet also airs a primetime game of the week on Monday nights, known as Rogers Monday Night Hockey since 2022, and exclusive Wednesday night games under the Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey brand. On other days of the week, Sportsnet's national broadcasts typically feature all-American matchups, carrying a simulcast of either ESPN, Turner Sports or a home team's network. On a few occasions, regional Sportsnet broadcasts of Canucks, Flames, Maple Leafs and Oilers games are also aired nationally, with the host team's network in charge of in-game coverage. During the playoffs, games are split between CBC and the Sportsnet channels, though some games aired on CBC may also be simulcast on Sportsnet.

Sportsnet previously aired a national NHL telecast on Sunday (2014–2020) and Monday nights (2021–2022) under the Hometown Hockey brand.

Additionally, the Quebecor Media-owned TVA Sports receives French-language rights as part of another sub-licensing deal with Rogers. Hockey Night in Canada is also broadcast in the Punjabi language via Rogers-owned Omni Television.


Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Host/reporter Network
Chris Cuthbert
Harnarayan Singh
John Bartlett
Rick Ball
Jack Michaels
John Shorthouse
Leah Hextall
Rob Faulds
Mike Luck
Craig Simpson
Louie DeBrusk
Garry Galley
Greg Millen
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
John Garrett
Sam Cosentino
Kyle Bukauskas
Scott Oake
Shawn McKenzie
Gene Principe
Ryan Leslie
Dan Murphy
CBC (English)
Felix Seguin
Sebastien Goulet
Denis Casavant
Patrick Lalime
Alain Chainey
Yvon Pedneault
Renaud Lavoie (rinkside for Montreal Canadiens games)
Elizabeth Rancourt
Michel Godbout
TVA Sports (French)
Mantar Bhandal Harpreet Pandher Amrit Gill Omni Television (Punjabi)

United States[edit]

National television rights in English language in the United States are held by ESPN/ABC and Turner Sports, with ESPN Deportes broadcasting games in the Spanish language. During the regular season, ESPN, TBS, and TNT airs most nationally televised games. Most national games on ESPN would not be available on television; instead they are streamed online exclusively on ESPN+. ABC will also air a select number of games nationally. The NHL Network in the U.S. also regularly airs games, but primarily simulcasts of either a regional or Canadian feed. Starting in 2021, Saturday (early-season) or Sunday (mid-late season) afternoon games on NHL Network were rebranded as the NHL Network Showcase, using the network's on-air staff instead of merely simulcasting a regional feed.

All nationally televised regular season games on ESPN and ABC are exclusive broadcasts; games on TNT may co-exist with regional networks. Likewise, games produced by ESPN that stream on ESPN+ are exclusive and not available to co-exist with the regional networks. Except for playoff games aired on ABC, first round playoff games may be aired by the local networks alongside ESPN and TNT, but all playoff games from the second round onward would be exclusive to either of the three networks.


Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Ice-level analyst(s) Rinkside reporter(s) Rules analyst(s) Network
Sean McDonough
Bob Wischusen
Steve Levy
John Buccigross
Leah Hextall
Mike Monaco
Roxy Bernstein
Gord Miller
Ray Ferraro
Brian Boucher
A. J. Mleczko
Ryan Callahan
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Dominic Moore
Kevin Weekes
Mark Messier
Chris Chelios
Hilary Knight
Ray Ferraro
A. J. Mleczko
Ryan Callahan
Dominic Moore
Kevin Weekes
Hilary Knight
Emily Kaplan
Leah Hextall
Linda Cohn
Caley Chelios
Dave Jackson ESPN
Kenny Albert
Brendan Burke
John Forslund
Alex Faust
Randy Hahn
Dave Randorf
Jim Jackson
Rick Ball
Eddie Olczyk
Keith Jones
Jennifer Botterill
Bret Hedican
Shane Hnidy
Butch Goring
Jody Shelley
Patrick Sharp
Keith Jones
Darren Pang
Bryce Salvador
Darren Eliot
Meaghan Mikkelson
Colby Armstrong
Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre
Mike McKenna
Jamal Mayers
Tarik El-Bashir
Jamal Mayers
Jackie Redmond
Nabil Karim
Taryn Hatcher
Erika Wachter
Shannon Hogan
Julie Stewart-Binks
Ashali Vise
Alyson Lozoff
Stéphane Auger
Don Koharski
John Ahlers
Pat Foley
Judd Sirott
John Forslund
Jack Michaels
Joe Micheletti
Nick Olczyk
Brian Hayward
Keith Jones
Mike Greenlay
Brian Boucher
Jim Fox
Billy Jaffe
Nick Olczyk
Sports USA
E. J. Hradek
Stephen Nelson
Rotating analysts NHL Network
(NHL Network Showcase)

International broadcasters[edit]


Country Broadcaster
Sub-Saharan Africa ESPN


Country Broadcaster
Latin America ESPN
Brazil Brazil ESPN
  Caribbean ESPN


Country Broadcaster
  Central Asia Setanta Sports
China China CCTV
Hong Kong Hong Kong Now TV
Indonesia Indonesia Mola
Malaysia Malaysia
Singapore Singapore
East Timor Timor Leste
Israel Israel Sport 5
South Korea South Korea Coupang[43]
Tajikistan Tajikistan TV Varzish


Country Broadcaster
Andorra Andorra Movistar+
Armenia Armenia Setanta Sports
Austria Austria Sky Sport,[44] Puls 4[45]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Setanta Sports
Belarus Belarus Setanta Sports
Belgium Belgium ESPN Player
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub
Bulgaria Bulgaria Max Sport
Croatia Croatia Sport Klub
Cyprus Cyprus ESPN Player
Czech Republic Czech Republic Nova Sport
Denmark Denmark Viaplay
Estonia Estonia Viaplay
Finland Finland Viaplay, Yle
France France TBD
Georgia (country) Georgia Setanta Sports
Germany Germany Sky Sport, ProSieben Maxx[44]
Greece Greece ESPN Player
Hungary Hungary Arena4, ESPN Player
Iceland Iceland Viaplay
Republic of Ireland Ireland Premier Sports
Italy Italy ESPN Player, Sky Sport
Latvia Latvia Viaplay
Lithuania Lithuania
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein MySports, Sky Sport
Luxembourg Luxembourg Sky Sport
Malta Malta ESPN Player
Moldova Moldova Setanta Sports
Montenegro Montenegro Sport Klub
Netherlands Netherlands ESPN
North Macedonia North Macedonia Sport Klub
Norway Norway Viaplay
Poland Poland Viaplay
Portugal Portugal SportTV
Romania Romania ESPN Player
Russia Russia Yandex, Match TV (suspended)[46]
San Marino San Marino ESPN Player, Sky Sport
Serbia Serbia Sport Klub
Slovakia Slovakia Nova Sport
Slovenia Slovenia Sport Klub
Spain Spain ESPN Player, Movistar+
Sweden Sweden Viaplay
Switzerland Switzerland MySports
Turkey Turkey ESPN Player, S Sport
Ukraine Ukraine Setanta Sports
United Kingdom United Kingdom Viaplay[47]


Country Broadcaster
Australia Australia ESPN
New Zealand New Zealand
  Pacific Islands
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

See also[edit]

NHL networks
Out-of-market packages


  1. ^ a b Boston Bruins broadcasters
  2. ^ a b Buffalo Sabres Broadcasters
  3. ^ a b Carolina Hurricanes broadcasters
  4. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets on TV
  5. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network
  6. ^ Detroit Red Wings TV Announcers
  7. ^ Detroit Red Wings Radio announcers
  8. ^ Florida Panthers broadcasters
  9. ^ TSN Features Live Coverage of 50 Regular Season Montreal Canadiens Games as Part of 2019-20 Regional NHL Broadcast Schedule
  10. ^ Montreal Canadiens schedule
  11. ^ New Jersey Devils schedule
  12. ^ MSG Plus Announces New York Islanders 2010-2011 Telecast Schedule
  13. ^ "Islanders make the jump to ESPN New York for radio home". New York Post. September 25, 2019.
  14. ^ New York Rangers schedule
  15. ^ TSN Announces 2019-20 Ottawa Senators Broadcast Schedule, Featuring Regional Coverage of 55 Regular Season Games
  16. ^ Philadelphia Flyers schedule
  17. ^ a b Pittsburgh Penguins Media Affiliates
  18. ^ Tampa Bay Lightning schedule
  19. ^ Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network
  20. ^ Washington Capitals schedule
  21. ^ Anaheim Ducks broadcasters
  22. ^ Phoenix Coyotes Television Information
  23. ^ Calgary Flames schedule
  24. ^ Chicago Blackhawks schedule
  25. ^ Colorado Avalanche schedule
  26. ^ a b Dallas Stars Broadcast Information
  27. ^ Edmonton Oilers TV schedule
  28. ^ LA Kings Broadcast Information
  29. ^ a b Minnesota Wild TV, radio broadcasts will feature new announcers this season
  30. ^ "Broadcast Switcheroo Happening This Season". 10 July 2015.
  31. ^ Nashville Predators schedule
  32. ^ a b "Sharks bringing back Drew Remenda for expanded role on broadcasts". The Mercury News. 2021-10-12. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  33. ^ a b "Sharks, NBC Sports California reveal 2021-22 TV coverage plans". RSN. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  34. ^ San Jose Sharks schedule
  35. ^ San Jose Sharks move all audio broadcasts online, end 20-year relationship with K-FOX
  36. ^ "Sharks Audio Network". San Jose Sharks. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  37. ^ St. Louis Blues schedule
  38. ^ Vancouver Canucks schedule
  39. ^ "VGK and Scripps Partner on Multi-Year Agreement to Air NHL Team's Games". Retrieved May 4, 2023.
  40. ^ Winslow, George (2023-05-05). "Scripps Inks Multiyear Deal to Air Vegas Golden Knights NHL Games". TVTechnology. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  41. ^ "All VGK Preseason Games to Air on KTNV". Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  42. ^ Tait, Ed (July 21, 2011). "Jets Reach Broadcast Agreement With TSN". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  43. ^ Coupang (2022-05-25). "[보도자료] 쿠팡플레이, 세계 최강 아이스하키팀 결정짓는 NHL 플레이오프 생중계" [[Press Release] Coupang Play, live broadcast of the NHL playoffs to determine the world's strongest ice hockey team]. 쿠팡 뉴스룸 (in Korean). Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  44. ^ a b "NHL almost doubles value in Germany and Austria with Sky". SportBusiness Media. 2022-05-10. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  45. ^ "Puls 4 picks up NHL rights in Austria". SportBusiness. 2021-01-08. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  46. ^ "NHL suspends business with Russian partners, condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine". The Athletic. February 28, 2022.
  47. ^ "Viaplay adds NHL and KSW rights to UK sports streaming offering". Viaplay Group. Retrieved 2023-05-12.

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