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]

Comcast SportsNet personalities[edit]

Comcast SportsNet personnel may occasionally appear on NBCSN broadcasts during the latter part of the season and the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Comcast SportsNet California

  • Jamie Baker: color analyst (2014–present)
  • Brodie Brazil: occasional ice level reporter (2011–present)
  • Randy Hahn: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for exclusive Sharks national regular season broadcasts

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

  • Pat Foley: play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Steve Konroyd: alternate color analyst (2011–present) during Eddie Olczyk's NBC and NBCSN assignments

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic

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

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

  • Jim Jackson: play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Bill Clement: color analyst (2011–present); former studio host (2006–2007)

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


Broadcast teams[edit]


  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom-Brian Hayward
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Bret Hedican-Cammi Granato

During its first 2 seasons, NBC used three regular broadcast teams for its regional coverage of the NHL. For its first season, they brought in Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, and Pierre McGuire the lead broadcast team for NHL on NBC.

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

For the 2005–06 NHL season, the #3 broadcast team was Chris Cuthbert, "Inside the Glass" reporters Bret Hedican, and Cammi Granato.


  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Joe Micheletti
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom-Darren Pang
  3. Chris Cuthbert-Bret Hedican

For the 2006–07 NHL season, the second season of the NHL on NBC, Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk remained the lead broadcast of NHL on NBC, and Joe Micheletti filled in for Pierre McGuire as the lead "Inside the Glass reporter."

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

During 2006–07, the #1, #2, and #3 broadcast teams were mixed up, due to travel constraints. An example of this is "Inside the Glass reporter" Pierre McGuire 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, including Joe Micheletti, Cammi Granato, and Peter McNab.


Due to NBC's move to flex scheduling and broadcasting only one 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.


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.

Used after NBC/Comcast Merger beginning in 2011[edit]

Main commentators for NBC Sports Network:[1]

  1. Pierre McGuire
  2. Brian Engblom
  3. Darren Pang
  4. Joe Micheletti
  5. Darren Eliot
  6. Brian Hayward
  7. 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-Ray Ferraro


Broadcast teams[edit]

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


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

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