FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 24th, 2018
NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES GAME AND STUDIO COMMENTATORS FOR 2018-19 NHL SEASON
NBC Sports Features Largest Commentary Team Utilizing More Than 40 Game and Studio Talent
Six-Time Emmy Award-Winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Returns For 14th Season as Lead NHL on NBC Play-by-Play Voice Alongside Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire
McGuire and Jeremy Roenick to Join Nightcap of Wednesday Night Hockey Doubleheaders
Liam McHugh, Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones Headline Studio Team
NBC Sports Regional Networks Commentators Contribute to 2018-19 NHL Coverage on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 24, 2018 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season will feature its largest commentary team to date, utilizing more than 40 game and studio commentators this season, highlighted by six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, who returns for his 14th season as NBC Sports’ lead NHL play-by-play commentator.
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire join Emrick to comprise NBC Sports’ lead NHL game commentary team for the 13th consecutive season.
Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen serve as the primary hosts for NBC Sports’ NHL studio team, alongside analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
NBC SPORTS 2018-19 NHL GAME COMMENTATORS
While the Emrick-Olczyk-McGuire trio will serve as the lead team for 2018-19 season, with a record number of Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheaders, McGuire will often be assigned to the late game to help establish the new format. Brian Boucher will join Emrick and Olczyk for Wednesday Night Hockey telecasts when McGuire is working the Western half of the doubleheader.
Mike Milbury, Joe Micheletti, AJ Mleczko, Keith Jones, Brian Hayward, Andy Brickley, Jim Fox, Brian Engblom, Shane Hnidy, and Mike Johnson will also serve as game analysts for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage this season.
Play-by-play commentators Kenny Albert, John Forslund, Chris Cuthbert and Gord Miller will all make significant contributions to NBC Sports’ NHL coverage throughout the season. Also, Brendan Burke, Dave Goucher, Rick Peckham, Alex Faust, and Ken Daniels will be NHL on NBC play-by-play commentators this season.
|NBC SPORTS’ 2018-19 NHL GAME COMMENTATORS|
|Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick||Eddie Olczyk|
|Kenny Albert||Pierre McGuire|
|John Forslund||Brian Boucher|
|Chris Cuthbert||Mike Milbury|
|Gord Miller||Joe Micheletti|
|Brendan Burke||AJ Mleczko|
|Dave Goucher||Keith Jones|
|Rick Peckham||Brian Hayward|
|Alex Faust||Andy Brickley|
|Ken Daniels||Jim Fox|
NBC SPORTS’ 2018-19 NHL STUDIO COMMENTATORS
In addition to NBC Sports’ primary NHL studio crew of McHugh, Tappen, Milbury and Jones, Paul Burmeister returns as a studio host for the 2018-19 season, and Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter return as studio analysts. Roenick will also be featured as an on-site roving reporter during the nightcap of Wednesday Night Hockey doubleheaders, illustrating the unique environments of NHL fanbases and cities during the season.
Patrick Sharp, Colby Armstrong, Mike Rupp, and Mike Johnson will also contribute to NBC Sports’ studio coverage this season. NHL insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger also reprise their roles for the 2018-19 season, joining the Wednesday Night Hockey studio team on NBCSN.
|NBC SPORTS’ 2018-19 NHL STUDIO COMMENTATORS|
|Liam McHugh||Mike Milbury||Bob McKenzie|
|Kathryn Tappen||Keith Jones||Darren Dreger|
|Paul Burmeister||Jeremy Roenick|
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS COMMENTATORS CONTRIBUTE TO 2018-19 NHL COVERAGE ON NBCSN
NBC Sports will utilize the commentary teams from NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Philadelphia, and NBC Sports California for select Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, and San Jose Sharks telecasts airing on NBCSN throughout the 2018-19 season.
- NBC Sports Washington – Joe Beninati (play-by-play), Craig Laughlin (analyst)
- NBC Sports Philadelphia – Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst)
- NBC Sports California – Randy Hahn (play-by-play), Jamie Baker (analyst), Bret Hedican (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst)
2018-19 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN
NBC Sports will deliver coverage of a record 109 regular-season games during 2018-19, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals raise their championship banner to the rafters and host the Boston Bruins. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.
Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.
STREAMING COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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