NHL on NBC commentators

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From 2006 to 2008, NBC's studio show originally broadcast out of the rink at New York's Rockefeller Center, at the foot of NBC's offices during January and February. This allowed the on-air talent, including commentators for NHL on NBC, and their guests (often ex-players and youth hockey teams) to demonstrate plays and hockey skills. From April onwards, and during inclement weather, the studio show moved to Studio 8G inside the GE Building, where NBC produces its Football Night in America program. For the Stanley Cup Finals, the show was broadcast on location.

Beginning in 2008, the studio show originates from the game venue.

List of personalities[edit]

Full-time (current)[edit]

Part-time (current)[edit]

NBC Sports Regional Networks personalities[edit]

NBC Sports Regional Networks personnel may occasionally appear on NBCSN broadcasts during the latter part of the season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

NBC Sports California

  • Randy Hahn: play-by-play (2011–present); also lead play-by-play for exclusive Sharks national regular season broadcasts
  • Jamie Baker: color commentator (2014–present)
  • Bret Hedican: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2014–present)
  • Brodie Brazil: NBC Sports California lead studio host (2011–present)

NBC Sports Chicago

  • Pat Foley: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for exclusive Blackhawks national regular season broadcasts
  • Eddie Olczyk: primary color commentator (2011–present); also lead color commentator for NHL on NBC
  • Steve Konroyd: substitute color commentator (2011–present)

NBC Sports Washington

  • Joe Beninati: lead play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Craig Laughlin: lead color commentator (2011–present)
  • Al Koken: lead ice level reporter (2011–present)

NBC Sports Philadelphia

Other on-air staff (occasional appearances)[edit]

Former[edit]

Broadcast teams[edit]

1966 Playoffs (broadcast as special extended editions of "NBC Sports In Action")[edit]

  1. Win Eliot-Bill Mazer-Bill Cullen and Jim Simpson

1972-75[edit]

  1. Tim Ryan-Ted Lindsey-Brian MacFarlane

For the 1966 playoffs and 1972–75 coverage, play-by-play is listed first, followed by color color commentator, and studio host or hosts. "Inside The Glass" reporters would not be utilized by NBC until the 2005–06 season.

2005–06[edit]

  1. Mike Emrick-John Davidson-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Hayward-Joe Micheletti
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Peter McNab-Cammi Granato

During its first 2 seasons, NBC used 3 regular broadcast teams for its regional coverage of the NHL. For its first season, they brought in Mike Emrick and John Davidson, the lead broadcast team for NHL on Fox, and added popular is Pierre McGuire was used as "Inside the Glass" reporter (the one who stands between-the-benches).

For both broadcast seasons of the NHL on NBC, the #2 team consisted of Dave Strader, Brian Hayward, and "Inside the Glass" reporter Joe Micheletti.

For the 2005–06 NHL season, the #3 broadcast team was Chris Cuthbert, Peter McNab, and "Inside the Glass" reporter Cammi Granato.

2006–07[edit]

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Hayward/Peter McNab-Joe Micheletti
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Peter McNab/Brian Hayward-Darren Pang

For the 2006–07 NHL season, the 2nd season of the NHL on NBC, John Davidson left NBC to became the president of St. Louis Blues, studio analyst Eddie Olczyk was used with Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire.

For 2006–07, Darren Pang was used due to Granato's son being born.

During 2006–07, the #2 and #3 broadcast teams were mixed up, due to travel constraints. An example of this is color commentators Peter McNab and Brian Hayward often switching roles during the season and playoffs.

During the season, due to Pierre McGuire's TSN commitments, a variety of "Inside the Glass" reporters have been used with the #1 team of Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk, including Joe Micheletti, Cammi Granato, and Peter McNab.

2007–09[edit]

Due to NBC's move to flex scheduling and broadcasting only 1 game a week, only the team of Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire is now used.

Also, NBC has scrapped the studio-based intermission show and fired Clement and Ferraro. McGuire, who continues his role as "Inside the Glass" reporter, serves as host from the game venue. Former player and general manager Mike Milbury is the new analyst. During the playoffs, NBC reporters such as Bob Neumeier and Bill Patrick served as a moderator for McGuire and Milbury's analysis.

2010–present[edit]

For the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Jeremy Roenick returned as a guest commentator for the intermission reports.

For Games 5 and 6 on NBC, Dan Patrick was the pregame and intermission host.

"Inside-the-Glass" reporters used after NBC/Comcast Merger beginning in 2011[edit]

Main commentators for NBC and NBCSN:[1]

  1. Pierre McGuire
  2. Brian Engblom
  3. Darren Pang
  4. Joe Micheletti
  5. Darren Eliot
  6. Billy Jaffe

2011–2013 on NBC and NBCSN[edit]

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  3. Kenny Albert-Joe Micheletti
  4. Gord Miller-Daryl Reaugh
  5. Rick Peckham-Daryl Reaugh (2012 and 2013 playoffs only)
  6. John Forslund-Brian Hayward (2012 playoffs only) or Daryl Reaugh (2013 playoffs only)

Broadcast teams (2014–15)[edit]

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  3. Kenny Albert-Joe Micheletti
  4. Gord Miller-Ray Ferraro
  5. Chris Cuthbert-Bret Hedican
  6. John Forslund-Anson Carter
  7. Randy Hahn-Jamie Baker-Bret Hedican

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fang, Ken. "NBC Sports Network - Fang's Bites". Fang's Bites. Wordpress. Retrieved April 13, 2012.

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