Former NHL player, coach and general manager Mike Milbury has served as an NHL studio analyst on NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre-game and post-game show, since 2008. Milbury served the same role at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, this past February, and made his NBC Olympics broadcast debut as a studio analyst at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Milbury played 11 seasons in the NHL, all with the Boston Bruins. After breaking into Boston’s lineup at the end of 1975-76 season, Milbury remained a defensive stalwart through the 1986-87 season. After his playing career ended, Milbury served as head coach for Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate – the Maine Mariners, where he earned the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding head coach in 1987-88.
Milbury was promoted to Bruins head coach in the 1989-90 season, leading the club to the Stanley Cup Final in his inaugural season at the helm. He spent two seasons as Bruins head coach. In 1995 Milbury joined the New York Islanders as head coach and general manager until 1999 when he was named senior vice president of the team. Prior to joining the Islanders organization, Milbury also spent one season as an NHL studio analyst for ESPN in 1994-95.
Over his 11-year playing career, Milbury scored 49 goals, recorded 238 points, and earned 1,552 penalty minutes in 754 career games with the Bruins. A Boston native, he graduated from Colgate University and played collegiately for two seasons before turning pro. He also represented the United States in the inaugural 1976 Canada Cup.