List of current National Hockey League broadcasters

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The following is a list of current (as of 2019–20 NHL season) National Hockey League broadcasters.

Regional broadcasters[edit]

The following is a list of local TV and radio broadcasters for each individual team. Three teams, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes 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, Chicago Blackhawks and Vegas Golden Knights both 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 commentators Flagship stations
Boston Jack Edwards Andy Brickley
Sophia Jurksztowicz (rinkside)
NESN[1]
Judd Sirott Bob Beers The Sports Hub[1]
WBOS (during conflicts with Patriots or Celtics broadcasts)
Buffalo Rick Jeanneret (primary)
Dan Dunleavy (during Jeanneret's absences)
Rob Ray
Martin Biron
MSG Western New York/Bell TV[2]
WGR[3]
Carolina John Forslund (primary)
Jason Shaya
Mike Maniscalco (during Forslund's NHL on NBC assignments)
Tripp Tracy FOX Sports Carolinas[4]
WCMC-FM[4]
Columbus Jeff Rimer Jody Shelley Fox Sports Ohio[5]
Bob McElligott 97.1 The Fan[6]
Detroit Ken Daniels Mickey Redmond (home games and select away games)
Larry Murphy (select away games)
Chris Osgood (select away games)
FOX Sports Detroit[7]
Ken Kal Paul Woods 97.1 The Ticket[8]
Florida Steve Goldstein Randy Moller FOX Sports Florida[9]
Doug Plagens Bill Lindsay WQAM 560
WMEN 640[9] (English Radio)
Arley Londoño 990 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Montreal Bryan Mudryk Dave Poulin
Mike Johnson
Craig Button
TSN2 (English Regional)
Dan Robertson 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 MSG Plus
MSG Network (during Knicks and Rangers off-days)[11]
Matt Loughlin Chico Resch WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM (English Radio)
New York Islanders Brendan Burke Butch Goring MSG Plus[12]
MSG Network (during Knicks, Rangers, and Devils off-days)
Chris King Greg Picker WRHU-FM WRCN-FM
New York Rangers Sam Rosen (primary)
John Giannone (during Rosen's Fox NFL assignments; rinkside on all other games)
Joe Micheletti MSG Network
MSG Plus (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)[13]
Kenny Albert (primary)
Don La Greca (during Albert's Fox NFL, NHL on NBC, Knicks on MSG, or Fox MLB TV broadcasts)
Sam Rosen (during select national TV broadcasts)
Dave Maloney 98.7 ESPN
WEPN 1050 (during conflicts with Knicks broadcasts)
Ottawa Chris Cuthbert
Gord Miller
Ray Ferraro
Jamie McLennan
Mike Johnson
Dave Poulin
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 (primary)
Bill Clement (during Keith Jones' NHL on NBC assignments)
NBC Sports Philadelphia[14]
Tim Saunders Steve Coates 97.5 The Fanatic
93.3 WMMR
Pittsburgh Steve Mears Bob Errey AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh[15]
Mike Lange (primary)
Josh Getzoff (select away games)
Phil Bourque The X at 105.9[15]
Tampa Bay Rick Peckham Brian Engblom FOX Sports Sun[16]
Dave Mishkin Phil Esposito (home games only)
Dave Andreychuk (select away games only)
Caley Chelios (select away games only)
Chris Dingman (select away games only)
970 WFLA[17]
Toronto Gord Miller
Chris Cuthbert
Ray Ferraro
Jamie McLennan
TSN4
John Bartlett Greg Millen Sportsnet Ontario
Joe Bowen Jim Ralph Sportsnet 590
TSN 1050
Washington Joe Beninati Craig Laughlin
Alan May (rinkside on all home games)
NBC Sports Washington[18]
John Walton Ken Sabourin WFED

Western Conference[edit]

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

KCOP (during conflicts with Kings and Clippers broadcasts)[19]
Steve Carroll Dan Wood Angels Radio AM 830
The Mighty 1090[19]
Arizona Matt McConnell Tyson Nash FOX Sports Arizona[20]
Bob Heethuis Paul Bissonnette[21] ESPN Phoenix 620 AM
Arizona Sports 98.7 FM[22]
Calgary Rick Ball Kelly Hrudey (primary)
Cassie Campbell-Pascall (during Hrudey's Hockey Night in Canada assignments)
Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Flames (during conflicts with Oilers broadcasts or other Sportsnet programming)[23]
Derek Wills Peter Loubardias Sportsnet 960
Chicago Pat Foley Eddie Olczyk (primary)
Steve Konroyd (during Olczyk's NHL on NBC assignments)
NBC Sports Chicago[24]
John Wiedeman Troy Murray WGN Radio (English Radio)
Héctor 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)
Altitude[25]
Conor McGahey Altitude Sports Radio
AM 950
Dallas Josh Bogorad Daryl Reaugh
Sarah Merrifield (rinkside)
FOX Sports Southwest[26]
The Ticket[27]
Edmonton Kevin Quinn Louie DeBrusk (primary)
Drew Remenda (during DeBrusk's Hockey Night in Canada assignments)
Sportsnet West
Sportsnet Oilers (during conflicts with Flames broadcasts or other Sportsnet programming)[28]
Jack Michaels Bob Stauffer 630 CHED
Los Angeles Alex Faust Jim Fox FOX Sports West
Prime Ticket

KCOP (during conflicts with Ducks and Clippers broadcasts)[29]
Nick Nickson Daryl Evans IHeart Radio
Minnesota Anthony LaPanta Mike Greenlay
Wes Walz
Ryan Carter
Lou Nanne
Kevin Gorg (rinkside)
FOX Sports North[30]
Bob Kurtz (home games and select away games)
Paul Allen (select away games)
Jim Erickson (select away games)
Kevin Falness (select away games)
Joe O'Donnell (select away games)
Tom Reid 100.3 FM KFAN: The Fan
Nashville Willy Daunic[31] Chris Mason FOX Sports Tennessee[32]
Pete Weber Hal Gill 102.5 The Game
San Jose Randy Hahn Jamie Baker
Bret Hedican
Kendall Coyne Schofield
NBC Sports California[33]
Dan Rusanowsky Mark Smith
Scott Hannan
Jamie Baker
Bret Hedican
98.5 K-FOX[34]
St. Louis John Kelly Darren Pang
Bernie Federko
FOX Sports Midwest[35]
Chris Kerber Joe Vitale 101 ESPN
Vancouver John Shorthouse John Garrett Sportsnet Pacific
Sportsnet Canucks (during conflicts with other Sportsnet programming)[36]
Brendan Batchelor Corey Hirsch Sportsnet 650 Vancouver
Vegas Dave Goucher Shane Hnidy
Stormy Buonantony (rinkside)
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
KTNV-TV (preseason only)[37]
Dan D'Uva Gary Lawless Fox Sports Radio Las Vegas (English Radio)
Jesus Lopez Herbert Castro 1460 ESPN Deportes (Spanish Radio)
Winnipeg Dennis Beyak (primary)
Brian Munz (during Beyak's World Juniors assignments)
Kevin Sawyer TSN3[38]
Paul Edmonds (primary)
Dennis Beyak (during select national TV broadcasts)
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, 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 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. In 2018, the Golf Channel was also used for some playoff 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.

International broadcasters[edit]

Africa[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Middle East and North Africa OSN Sports
Sub-Saharan Africa Fox Sports

Asia[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Asia Sports Illustrated
iflixSEA
Hong Kong Hong Kong TVB Jade
Israel Israel Fox Sports
Philippines Philippines
China China CCTV
Tajikistan Tajikistan TV Varzish

^SEA - only available in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Europe[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena Sport
Bulgaria Bulgaria Max Sport
Croatia Croatia Arena Sport
Cyprus Cyprus Fox Sports
Czech Republic Czech Republic Nova Sport 1
Denmark Denmark TV3 Sport, Viaplay
Finland Finland Viasat Jääkiekko, Viaplay
France France Canal+ Sport
Germany Germany Sport 1
Greece Greece Fox Sports
Republic of Ireland Ireland Premier Sports
Malta Malta Fox Sports
Montenegro Montenegro Arena Sport
Netherlands Netherlands Fox Sports
North Macedonia North Macedonia Arena Sport
Norway Norway Viasport, Viaplay
Poland Poland TVP Sport
Portugal Portugal Sport TV
Russia Russia Eurosport
Serbia Serbia Arena Sport
Slovakia Slovakia Nova Sport 1
Serbia Slovenia Arena Sport
Spain Spain Teledeporte
Movistar Deportes
Sweden Sweden Viasat Hockey, Viaplay
Switzerland Switzerland Teleclub
Turkey Turkey Fox Sports
United Kingdom United Kingdom Premier Sports
FreeSports

Latin America[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Brazil Brazil ESPN Brasil

Oceania[edit]

Country Broadcaster
Australia Australia Fox Sports

See also[edit]

NHL networks
Out-of-market packages

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boston Bruins broadcasters
  2. ^ Buffalo Sabres Broadcasters
  3. ^ Buffalo Sabres Broadcasters
  4. ^ a b Carolina Hurricanes broadcasters
  5. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets on TV
  6. ^ Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network
  7. ^ Detroit Red Wings TV Announcers
  8. ^ Detroit Red Wings Radio announcers
  9. ^ a b Florida Panthers broadcasters
  10. ^ Montreal Canadiens schedule
  11. ^ New Jersey Devils schedule
  12. ^ MSG Plus Announces New York Islanders 2010-2011 Telecast Schedule
  13. ^ New York Rangers schedule
  14. ^ Philadelphia Flyers schedule
  15. ^ a b Pittsburgh Penguins Media Affiliates
  16. ^ Tampa Bay Lightning schedule
  17. ^ Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network
  18. ^ Washington Capitals schedule
  19. ^ a b Anaheim Ducks broadcasters
  20. ^ Phoenix Coyotes Television Information
  21. ^ "Bissonnette Joins Coyotes as Announcer/Ambassador". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  22. ^ Phoenix Coyotes Radio Information
  23. ^ Calgary Flames schedule
  24. ^ Chicago Blackhawks schedule
  25. ^ Colorado Avalanche schedule
  26. ^ Dallas Stars Broadcast Information
  27. ^ Dallas Stars Broadcast Information
  28. ^ Edmonton Oilers TV schedule
  29. ^ LA Kings Broadcast Information
  30. ^ Minnesota Wild schedule
  31. ^ http://www.ontheforecheck.com/2015/7/10/8930533/pete-weber-and-willy-daunic-switching-roles-for-predators-in-2015-16
  32. ^ Nashville Predators schedule
  33. ^ San Jose Sharks schedule
  34. ^ San Jose Sharks Radio Affiliates
  35. ^ St. Louis Blues schedule
  36. ^ Vancouver Canucks schedule
  37. ^ "All VGK Preseason Games to Air on KTNV". NHL.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  38. ^ Tait, Ed (July 21, 2011). "Jets Reach Broadcast Agreement With TSN". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved July 21, 2011.

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