List of current National Hockey League broadcasters

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The following is a list of current (entering 2021–22 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 both added Spanish language broadcasts to serve their Hispanic fan bases. Not all teams televise their preseason games.

On road games for the 2021–22 season, broadcasters were given the option to either travel with the team or call games in the studio.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Host/Ice level reporter(s) Flagship stations
Boston Jack Edwards Andy Brickley Sophia Jurksztowicz or Andrew Raycroft NESN[1]
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 (all road games and 21 home games)
Rick Jeanneret (20 home games)
Rob Ray
Martin Biron
Dan Dunleavy (during games where Jeanneret calls play-by-play) MSG Western New York/Bell TV[2]
WGR 550[2]
Carolina Mike Maniscalco Tripp Tracy (primary)
Shane Willis (select games)
Abby Labar 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 Katie Gaus
Jessica Blaylock
Bally Sports Florida[8]
Doug Plagens Bill Lindsay 560 The Joe
Fox Sports 640[8] (English Radio)
Arley Londoño 990 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Montreal Bryan Mudryk (primary)
Dan Robertson (when Mudryk is unavailable)
Dave Poulin (select games)
Mike Johnson (select games)
Craig Button (select games)[9]
John Lu TSN2 (English Regional)
Dan Robertson (primary)
Sean Campbell (during Robertson's TV assignments)
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 Steve Cangialosi Ken Daneyko
Bryce Salvador (rinkside on all home games)
MSG Plus
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 Butch Goring (most games)
A. J. Mleczko (select games)
MSG Plus[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 (during Rosen's absences)
Joe Micheletti MSG Network
MSG Plus (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)[14]
Kenny Albert (primary)
Don La Greca (during Albert's NFL on Fox, TNT, Knicks on MSG TV assignments)
Dave Maloney ESPN 98.7 FM
ESPN 1050 AM (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)
Ottawa Gord Miller (primary)
Jon Abbott (when Miller is unavailable)
Jamie McLennan
(primary)
Mike Johnson (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 Keith Jones (primary)
Scott Hartnell (during Jones's NHL on TNT assignments)
Brian Boucher (during Jones's NHL on TNT assignments)
NBC Sports Philadelphia[16]
Tim Saunders Steve Coates 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)
970 WFLA[19]
Toronto Gord Miller Ray Ferraro 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 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 Aly Lozoff Bally Sports SoCal (most games)
Bally Sports West (some games)
KCOP (during conflicts with Kings, Clippers and Angels broadcasts)[21]
Steve Carroll Dan Wood Angels Radio AM 830
The Mighty 1090[21]
Arizona Matt McConnell Tyson Nash (primary)
Paul Bissonnette (select games)
Todd Walsh Bally Sports Arizona[22]
Bob Heethuis Lyndsey Fry Fox Sports 910
Calgary Rick Ball Kelly Hrudey (primary)
Cassie Campbell-Pascall (during Hrudey's Hockey Night in Canada assignments)
Ryan Leslie Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Flames (during conflicts with Oilers broadcasts or other Sportsnet programming)[23]
Derek Wills Peter Loubardias Sportsnet 960
Chicago Pat Foley (primary)
John Wiedeman (select games)
Mike Monaco (select games)
Stephen Nelson (select games)
Chris Vosters (select games)
Ralph Strangis (select games)
Eddie Olczyk (primary)
Colby Cohen (when Olczyk works on NHL on TNT or as a studio analyst)
Caley Chelios (select games)
Paul Caponigri (select games)
NBC Sports Chicago[24]
John Wiedeman (primary)
Alan Fuehring (when Wiedeman is doing TV)
Joey Zakrzewski (when Wiedeman is doing TV)
Jason Ross, Jr. (when Wiedeman is doing TV)
Troy Murray (primary)
Colby Cohen (select games)
Colin Fraser (select games)
Caley Chelios (select games)
Paul Caponigri (select games)
Nick Olczyk (select games)
Joe Brand (select games)
WGN Radio (English Radio)
Hector Lozano (primary)
Omar Ramos (during Lozano's Chicago Fire broadcasts)
Omar Ramos (primary)
Mateo Moreno (when Ramos is doing play-by-play)
Univision Deportes 1200 AM (Spanish Radio)
Colorado Marc Moser Peter McNab
Mark Rycroft (select games)
Vic Lombardi 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 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 (sjsharks.com and Sharks + SAP Center app)[35][36]
Seattle John Forslund J. T. Brown Root Sports Northwest
Everett Fitzhugh Dave Tomlinson KJR 950 AM
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 John Garrett (primary)
Corey Hirsch (select games)
Dan Murphy Sportsnet Pacific
Sportsnet Canucks (during conflicts with other Sportsnet programming)[38]
Brendan Batchelor Corey Hirsch (primary)
Dan Riccio (select games)
Sportsnet 650 Vancouver
Vegas Dave Goucher Shane Hnidy Ashali Vise AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
KTNV-TV (preseason only)[39]
Dan D'Uva Gary Lawless KKGK (English Radio)
Jesus Lopez Herbert Castro 1460 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Winnipeg Dennis Beyak Kevin Sawyer Sara Orlesky TSN3[40]
Paul Edmonds Jamie Thomas CJKR-FM & CJOB

National broadcasters[edit]

Canada[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 Hometown Hockey, 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.

Additionally, the Quebecor Media-owned TVA Sports receives French-language rights as part of another sub-licensing deal with Rogers.

Announcers[edit]

Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Host/reporter Network
Chris Cuthbert
Harnarayan Singh
John Bartlett
Rick Ball
Jack Michaels
John Shorthouse
Leah Hextall
Craig Simpson
Louie DeBrusk
Garry Galley
Greg Millen
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
John Garrett
Kyle Bukauskas
Scott Oake
Shawn McKenzie
Gene Principe
Ryan Leslie
Dan Murphy
Sportsnet
CBC (English)
Felix Seguin
Sebastien Goulet
Denis Casavant
Patrick Lalime
Alain Chainey
Yvon Pedneault
Renaud Lavoie (rinkside for Montreal Canadiens games)
Louis Jean
Michel Godbout
TVA Sports (French)

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 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, ABC and TNT are exclusive broadcasts and only these networks can air the games. Likewise, games produced by ESPN that stream on ESPN+ are exclusive and not available to co-exist with the regional networks. With the exception of 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.

Announcers[edit]

Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rules Analyst Reporter Network
Sean McDonough
Steve Levy
John Buccigross
Bob Wischusen
Leah Hextall
Ray Ferraro
Brian Boucher
A. J. Mleczko
Ryan Callahan
Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Dominic Moore
Kevin Weekes
Hilary Knight
Dave Jackson Emily Kaplan
Leah Hextall
Linda Cohn
Blake Bolden
ESPN
ABC
ESPN+/Hulu
Kenny Albert
Brendan Burke
Eddie Olczyk
Darren Pang
Stéphane Auger Keith Jones
Jennifer Botterill
Tarik El-Bashir
Jamal Mayers
TNT
E. J. Hradek
Stephen Nelson
Rotating analysts N.A. NHL Network
(NHL Network Showcase)

International broadcasters[edit]

Africa[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Sub-Saharan Africa ESPN

America[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Argentina Argentina
Bolivia Bolivia
Federal Republic of Central America Central America
Chile Chile
Colombia Colombia
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Ecuador Ecuador
Mexico Mexico
Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru
Uruguay Uruguay
Venezuela Venezuela
ESPN
Brazil Brazil ESPN
  Caribbean ESPN

Asia[edit]

Country Broadcaster
  Central Asia Setanta Sports
China China CCTV
Hong Kong Hong Kong Now TV
Indonesia Indonesia Mola
Israel Israel Sport 5
Tajikistan Tajikistan TV Varzish

Europe[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Andorra Andorra Movistar+
Armenia Armenia Setanta Sports
Austria Austria Sky Sport, Puls 4
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Setanta Sports
Balkans

Serbia Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia Croatia
North Macedonia North Macedonia
Slovenia Slovenia
Montenegro Montenegro

Sport Klub
Belarus Belarus Setanta Sports
Belgium Belgium ESPN Player
Bulgaria Bulgaria Max Sport
Cyprus Cyprus ESPN Player
Czech Republic Czech Republic Nova Sport
Denmark Denmark TV3 Sport, Viaplay
Estonia Estonia Viaplay
Finland Finland Viasat Jääkiekko, Viaplay
France France Canal+ Sport
Georgia (country) Georgia Setanta Sports
Germany Germany Sky Sport, ProSieben Maxx
Greece Greece ESPN Player
Hungary Hungary Arena4, ESPN Player
Iceland Iceland Viaplay
Republic of Ireland Ireland Premier Sports
Italy Italy ESPN Player
Latvia Latvia Viaplay
Lithuania Lithuania Viaplay
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein MySports, Sky Sport
Luxembourg Luxembourg Sky Sport
Malta Malta ESPN Player
Moldova Moldova Setanta Sports
Netherlands Netherlands ESPN
Norway Norway Viasport, Viaplay
Poland Poland Viaplay
Portugal Portugal Sport TV
Romania Romania ESPN Player
Russia Russia Yandex\KinoPoisk,[41][42] Wink,[43] Match TV
San Marino San Marino ESPN Player
Slovakia Slovakia Nova Sport
Spain Spain ESPN Player, Movistar+
Sweden Sweden Viasat Hockey, Viaplay
Switzerland Switzerland MySports
Turkey Turkey ESPN Player
Ukraine Ukraine Setanta Sports
United Kingdom United Kingdom Premier Sports

Oceania[edit]

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

See also[edit]

NHL networks
Out-of-market packages

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b 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. ^ a b 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. ^ "All VGK Preseason Games to Air on KTNV". NHL.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  40. ^ Tait, Ed (July 21, 2011). "Jets Reach Broadcast Agreement With TSN". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
  41. ^ "Yandex to broadcast NHL games in Russia". NHL.com. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  42. ^ Что нового: главный хоккейный турнир — уже на КиноПоиске!
  43. ^ "Яндекс", Wink и "Матч ТВ" покажут сезон-2021

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