List of current National Hockey League broadcasters

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The following is a list of current (2016–17 NHL season) National Hockey League broadcasters.

Regional broadcasters[edit]

The following is a list of local TV and radio broadcasters for each individual team. Two teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars, do television/radio simulcasts. Both the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators each have local English and French language broadcasts to serve their large anglophone and francophone fan bases. 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. The Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks both added Spanish language broadcasts to serve their Hispanic fan bases.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentators Flagship stations
Boston Jack Edwards Andy Brickley
Sarah Davis (rinkside)
NESN[1]
Dave Goucher Bob Beers The Sports Hub[1]
100.7 WZLX (During the 2016-2017 season, WZLX will carry Bruins' games in conflict with New England Patriots football games and Bruins' road games in conflict with Boston Celtics basketball home games; WBZ-FM also carrying the Patriots and Celtics)
Buffalo Rick Jeanneret
Dan Dunleavy (games that Jeanneret does not work)
Rob Ray
Martin Biron
MSG Western New York/Bell TV
WGR[2]
Carolina John Forslund
JP Dellacamera (during Forslund's NHL on NBC assignments)
Tripp Tracy Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Southeast (select broadcasts)[3]
Chuck Kaiton WCMC-FM[3]
Columbus Jeff Rimer Jody Shelley Fox Sports Ohio[4]
Bob McElligott 97.1 The Fan[5]
Detroit Ken Daniels Chris Osgood (away games)
Mickey Redmond (home games)
Fox Sports Detroit[6]
Ken Kal Paul Woods 97.1 The Ticket[7]
Florida Steve Goldstein Denis Potvin
Randy Moller (rinkside)
Fox Sports Florida[8]
Doug Plagens Bill Lindsay 560 WQAM[8] (English Radio)
Arley Londoño 990 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Montreal John Bartlett Jason York Sportsnet East
City Montreal (English Regional)
Dan Robertson Sergio Momesso TSN 690 (English Radio)
Pierre Houde Marc Denis RDS (French Regional)[9]
Martin McGuire Danny Dubé 98,5 FM (French Radio)
New Jersey Steve Cangialosi Ken Daneyko MSG Plus (most games)
MSG Network (during Knicks and Rangers off-days)[10]
Matt Loughlin Sherry Ross WFAN 66 AM and 101 FM (English Radio)
NY Islanders Brendan Burke
Jiggs McDonald
Butch Goring MSG Plus[11]
Chris King Greg Picker WFAN Sports Radio 66 AM and 101.9 FM
WCBS Newsradio 880 (playoffs)
NY Rangers Sam Rosen
John Giannone (during Rosen's Fox NFL assignments; rinkside on all other games)
Joe Micheletti MSG Network
MSG Plus (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)[12]
Kenny Albert
Don La Greca (during Albert's Fox NFL, NHL on NBC, Knicks on MSG, or Fox MLB TV broadcasts)
Dave Maloney 98.7 ESPN
WOR 710 (in conflict with New York Knicks basketball coverage on 98.7 ESPN)
Ottawa Chris Cuthbert
Gord Miller
Ray Ferraro
Jamie McLennan (during Ferraro's Leafs on TSN assignments)
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 Unique FM (French Radio)
Philadelphia Jim Jackson Keith Jones
Bill Clement (during Jones' NHL on NBC assignments)
Chris Therien (rinkside)
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Comcast Network Philadelphia
NBC 10[13]
Tim Saunders Steve Coates 97.5 The Fanatic
93.3 WMMR
Pittsburgh Steve Mears Bob Errey Root Sports Pittsburgh[14]
Mike Lange Phil Bourque The X at 105.9[14]
Tampa Bay Rick Peckham Brian Engblom Fox Sports Sun[15]
David Mishkin Phil Esposito (home games only)
Dave Andreychuk (select away games only)
Chris Dingman (select away games only)
970 WFLA[16]
Toronto Gord Miller
Chris Cuthbert
Ray Ferraro TSN4
Paul Romanuk
Dave Randorf
Greg Millen Sportsnet Ontario
Joe Bowen Jim Ralph Sportsnet 590
TSN 1050
Washington Joe Beninati Craig Laughlin Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic[17]
John Walton Ken Sabourin Federal News Radio

Western Conference[edit]

Team Play-by-play Color commentators Flagship Stations
Anaheim John Ahlers Brian Hayward Fox Sports West
Prime Ticket

KDOC-TV Los Angeles (during conflicts with Kings and Clippers broadcasts)[18]
Steve Carroll Dan Wood Angels Radio AM 830[18]
Arizona Matt McConnell Tyson Nash Fox Sports Arizona[19]
Bob Heethuis Nick Boynton ESPN Phoenix 620 AM
Arizona Sports 98.7 FM[20]
Calgary Rick Ball Kelly Hrudey Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Flames[21]
Derek Wills Peter Loubardias Sportsnet 960
Chicago Pat Foley Eddie Olczyk
Steve Konroyd (during Olczyk's NHL on NBC assignments)
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
WGN 9[22]
John Wiedeman Troy Murray WGN Radio (English Radio)
Héctor Lozano
Omar Ramos (during Lozano's Chicago Fire broadcasts)
Omar Ramos
Mateo Moreno
La Tremenda 1200 AM (Spanish Radio)
Colorado Mike Haynes Peter McNab Altitude[23]
Marc Moser Altitude Sports Radio
Dallas Dave Strader
Daryl Reaugh (interim during Strader's cancer treatment)
Daryl Reaugh
Craig Ludwig (interim with Reaugh working play-by-play)
Fox Sports Southwest (TV)
The Ticket (Radio)[24]
Edmonton Kevin Quinn Drew Remenda Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Oilers[25]
Jack Michaels Bob Stauffer 630 CHED
Los Angeles Bob Miller (all non-national TV home games and select Western Conference road games)
Gary Thorne (road games from November 8–15 and December 13–18)
Ralph Strangis (road games from December 20–23, January 26 and 31, all games during Miller's absence from February 16 until April 6)
Chris Cuthbert (road games from January 21–24 and February 4)
Jiggs McDonald (road game on February 9)
Jim Fox Fox Sports West
Prime Ticket

My13 (during conflicts with Ducks and Clippers broadcasts)[26]
Nick Nickson Daryl Evans 790 KABC
Minnesota Anthony LaPanta Mike Greenlay
Kevin Gorg (rinkside)
Fox Sports North[27]
Bob Kurtz Tom Reid 100.3 FM KFAN: The Fan
Nashville Willy Daunic[28] Stu Grimson Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports Southeast (select broadcasts)[29]
Pete Weber Brent Peterson 102.5 The Game
St. Louis John Kelly Darren Pang
Bernie Federko
Fox Sports Midwest[30]
Chris Kerber Kelly Chase KMOX NewsRadio 1120[31]
Y98 (selected playoff games)
San Jose Randy Hahn Jamie Baker NBC Sports California[32]
Dan Rusanowsky Bret Hedican
Jamie Baker (during Hedican's NHL on NBC assignments)
98.5 K-FOX[33]
Vancouver John Shorthouse John Garrett Sportsnet Pacific
Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey[34]
Jon Abbott
John Shorthouse (during select national broadcasts)
Dave Tomlinson TSN 1040
Winnipeg Dennis Beyak
Brian Munz (during Beyak's World Juniors assignments)
Shane Hnidy TSN3[35]
Paul Edmonds
Dennis Beyak (national TV games)
Brian Munz TSN 1290

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, City, FX Canada, and the Sportsnet channels, rather than be split across CBC stations on a regional basis. Sportsnet also airs a primetime game of the week on Sunday nights, known as Hometown Hockey, and exclusive Wednesday night games. During the playoffs, games are split between CBC and the Sportsnet channels.

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

United States[edit]

National television rights in English and Spanish languages in the United States are held by NBC. During the regular season, most national broadcasts are on NBCSN, including an exclusive Wednesday night game. From January until the end of the season, an exclusive afternoon "Game of the Week" airs on the weekend on the NBC broadcast network. The NHL Network in the U.S. also regularly airs games, but primarily simulcasts of either a regional or Canadian feed.

Selected games broadcast on NBCSN have syndication exclusivity instead of national exclusivity. For these games, NBCSN televises them nationally, but are blacked out in the teams' local markets in favor of the telecasts of their respective regional broadcaster. Most first round playoff games are also aired on a syndication-exclusivity basis; NBC holds national exclusivity to only a few selected first round games, but then has it for the remaining three rounds of the playoffs. Playoff games are split between NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (during the first two rounds), and NHL Network (as an overflow channel). In 2015, USA Network also carried several first- and second-round games.

Also, starting in 2015, Telemundo Deportes, which is NBC Sports Group's Spanish-language sports division, started to carry NHL games in Spanish until the end of the network's current contract with the league in 2021. These Spanish-language simulcasts will be aired on NBC Universo and Telemundo.

See also[edit]

NHL networks
Out-of-market packages

References[edit]