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NHL on NBC commentators

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 1
    • Full-time (current) 1.1
    • Part-time (current) 1.2
    • Comcast SportsNet Personalities 1.3
    • Other on-air staff (occasional appearances) 1.4
    • Former 1.5
  • Broadcast teams 2
    • 2005–06 2.1
    • 2006–07 2.2
    • 2007–09 2.3
    • 2010-present 2.4
      • Used after NBC/Comcast Merger beginning in 2011 2.4.1
      • 2011-2013 on NBC and NBC Sports Network 2.4.2
      • 2014-15 2.4.3
    • Play-by-Play 2.5
    • Analysts 2.6
  • Notes 3
  • See also 4

List of personalities

Full-time (current)

Part-time (current)

Comcast SportsNet Personalities

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

Comcast SportsNet California

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 (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)


Broadcast teams


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

During its first two seasons, NBC used three regular broadcast teams for its regional coverage of the NHL. For its first season, they brought in Mike Emrick and John Davidson, the previous lead broadcast duo for FOX NHL Saturday to be their lead announcing pair, and added popular TSN analyst Pierre McGuire as an "Inside the Glass" reporter (one who stands between team 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 Cammi Granato.


  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 second season of the NHL on NBC, Davidson left to take a position with the St. Louis Blues, studio analyst Eddie Olczyk was used with Emrick and 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, 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

Main commentators for NBC Sports Network:[2]

  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 NBC Sports Network

  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-Inside The Glass Reporter (Playoffs Only)
  6. John Forslund-Inside The Glass Reporter (Playoffs Only)



  1. Mike Emrick
  2. Dave Strader
  3. Gord Miller
  4. Chris Cuthbert
  5. John Forslund
  6. Randy Hahn
  7. Kenny Albert


  1. Pierre McGuire
  2. Eddie Olczyk or Alain Vigneault
  3. Brian Engblom
  4. Anson Carter
  5. Jamie Baker
  6. Joe Micheletti
  7. Ray Ferraro
  8. Bret Hedican


  1. ^ Douglas, Greg (2007-06-16). "Baby steps for Milford moves".  
  2. ^ Fang, Ken. "NBC Sports Network - Fang's Bites". Fang's Bites. Wordpress. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 

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