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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[]

Full-time (current)[]

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Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk working a game on NHL on NBCSN (2019)

  • Mike Emrick: lead play-by-play (2006–present)
  • Eddie Olczyk: studio analyst (2006); lead color commentator (2007–present); also color commentator for NBC Sports Chicago (Chicago Blackhawks broadcasts)
  • Pierre McGuire: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2006–present), studio host/analyst (2008–2011); former lead color commentator for TSN Hockey
  • Brian Boucher: "Inside the Glass" reporter/studio analyst (2015–present), lead "Inside the Glass" reporter (2019-present)
  • Liam McHugh: studio host (2011–present); also lead on-site host for Football Night in America (2017–present)
  • Mike Milbury: lead studio analyst/"Inside the Glass" reporter (2008–present), substitute lead color commentator (2017–present)
  • Keith Jones: lead studio analyst (2011–present); also color commentator for NBC Sports Philadelphia (Philadelphia Flyers broadcasts)
  • Kathryn Tappen: studio host (2014–present)
  • Patrick Sharp: studio analyst (2019–present)
  • Anson Carter: studio analyst (2012–present); "Inside the Glass" reporter (2015)
  • Darren Dreger: NHL insider (2014–present); also insider for TSN Hockey
  • Bob McKenzie: NHL insider (2014–present); also insider for TSN Hockey
  • Ben Lovejoy: studio analyst (2020–present)
  • Scott Hartnell: studio analyst (2020–present)

Part-time (current)[]

  • Kenny Albert: play-by-play (2011–2015); #2 play-by-play (2015–present); also play-by-play for 98.7 ESPN/WEPN 1050 (New York Rangers radio broadcasts); also play-by-play announcer of Fox NFL, Fox/FS1 Major League Baseball, Boxing on Fox/FS1/PPV for Fox Sports/Fox Sports 1 and New York Knicks on MSG Network.
  • Joe Micheletti: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2007, 2011–present), color commentator (2014–present); also color commentator MSG Network (New York Rangers broadcasts)
  • Brian Engblom: Former #2 color commentator (2011–2015); part-time (2015–present); also color commentator for Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay Lightning broadcasts)
  • Gord Miller: play-by-play (2011–present); also lead play-by-play for TSN Hockey
  • A. J. Mleczko: color commentator (2018–present) also studio analyst for MSG Plus (New York Islanders broadcasts)
  • Ray Ferraro: studio analyst (2006–2007); "Inside the Glass" reporter (2015–present); also color commentator for TSN Hockey
  • John Forslund: play-by-play (2011–present); also play-by-play for Fox Sports Carolinas (Carolina Hurricanes broadcasts)
  • Bret Hedican: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2011–present); also color commentator for NBC Sports California (San Jose Sharks broadcasts)
  • Paul Burmeister: Stanley Cup Playoffs studio host and Stanley Cup Finals stadium host (2016–present)
  • Mike Tirico: Stanley Cup Finals game host and interviewer (2018–present); studio host/play-by-play (2019–present)
  • Brendan Burke: play-by-play (2017–present); also play-by-play for MSG Network/MSG Plus (New York Islanders broadcasts)
  • Mike Johnson: color commentator/studio analyst (2017–present); also color commentator for TSN Hockey
  • Rick Peckham: occasional play-by-play (2011–2020); also play-by-play for Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay Lightning broadcasts)
  • Chris Therien: studio analyst (2011–present); formerly "Inside the Glass" reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia (Philadelphia Flyers broadcasts until 2018)
  • Kendall Coyne Schofield: color commentator (2019–present); also playing forthe United States women's national ice hockey team, also color commentator for NBC Sports California (San Jose Sharks broadcasts)

NBC Sports Regional Networks personalities[]

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: color commentator (2014–present)
  • Kendall Coyne Schofield: color commentator (2019–present); also playing for the United States women's national ice hockey team

NBC Sports Chicago

NBC Sports Washington

  • Joe Beninati: play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Craig Laughlin: color commentator (2011–present)
  • Alan May: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2011–present)

NBC Sports Philadelphia

  • Jim Jackson: play-by-play (2011–present)
  • Keith Jones: primary color commentator (2011–present); also lead studio analyst for NHL on NBC
  • Bill Clement: substitute color commentator (2011–present); studio analyst (2006–2007)
  • Taryn Hatcher: rinkside reporter (2019–present)

Other on-air staff (occasional appearances)[]

  • Andy Brickley: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also lead color commentator for NESN (Boston Bruins broadcasts)
  • Ken Daniels: play-by-play; also lead play-by-play for Fox Sports Detroit (Detroit Red Wings broadcasts)
  • Ray Ferraro: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2015–present); also color commentator for TSN Hockey
  • Alex Faust: play-by-play; also play-by-play for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket (Los Angeles Kings broadcasts)
  • Jim Fox: color commentator; also color commentator for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket (Los Angeles Kings broadcasts)
  • Butch Goring: color commentator; also color commentator for MSG Network/MSG Plus (New York Islanders broadcasts)
  • Darren Pang: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2007–present), NHL Winter Classic reporter (2008–2012); also lead color commentator for Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis Blues broadcasts)
  • Brian Hayward: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also color commentator for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket (Anaheim Ducks broadcasts)
  • Mike Keenan: studio analyst
  • Peter McNab: color commentator; also color commentator for Altitude Sports (Colorado Avalanche broadcasts)
  • Daryl Reaugh: color commentator; also lead color commentator (2011–2017, 2018–present), play-by-play (2017–2018) for both TV and radio Dallas Stars broadcasts
  • Rob Simmelkjaer: studio host
  • Tripp Tracy: "Inside the Glass" reporter; also color commentator for Fox Sports Carolinas (Carolina Hurricanes broadcasts)
  • John Walton: play-by-play; also play-by-play for Washington Capitals radio broadcasts
  • Dave Goucher: play-by-play; also lead play-by-play for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Vegas Golden Knights broadcasts)
  • Shane Hnidy: color commentator; also lead color commentator for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Vegas Golden Knights broadcasts)

Former[]

  • Dave Briggs: substitute studio host (2013–2016)
  • Steve Coates: "Inside the Glass" reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia simulcasts (2011–2014)
  • Bob Costas: studio host (NHL Winter Classic) (2008-2012)
  • Chris Cuthbert: play-by-play (2006–2007, 2014–2020); now play-by-play full-time for NHL on Sportsnet
  • John Davidson: lead color commentator (2006)
  • Win Eliot: lead play-by-play (1966 playoffs)
  • Bill Mazer: lead color commentator (1966 playoffs)
  • Jim Simpson: studio co-host (1966 playoffs)
  • Bill Cullen: studio co-host (1966 playoffs)
  • Cammi Granato: "Inside the Glass" reporter (2006), feature reporter (2007)
  • Brett Hull: studio analyst (2007)
  • Tim Ryan: lead play-by-play (1972–75)
  • Ted Lindsay: lead color commentator (1972–75)
  • Brian McFarlane: studio host (1972–75)
  • Bob Neumeier: Stanley Cup Finals and substitute studio host (2006–2008)
  • Bill Patrick: substitute studio host (2008; 2011–2013)
  • Dan Patrick: studio host (2010–2012)
  • Drew Remenda: color commentator for NBC Sports California simulcasts (2011–2014)
  • Jeremy Roenick: studio analyst (2010–2020), lead NHL outdoor games reporter (2014–2019)
  • Dave Strader: play-by-play (2006–2007), former #2 play-by-play (2009–2015); part-time (2015–2017); also play-by-play for both TV and radio Dallas Stars broadcasts
  • Russ Thaler: occasional studio host (2011–2014)

Broadcast teams[]

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

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

1972–75[]

  1. Tim Ryan-Ted Lindsey-Brian McFarlane

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 were not utilized by NBC until the 2005–06 season.

2005–06[]

  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[]

  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 become 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[]

Due to NBC's move to flex Scheduling & only broadcasting one game a week, Only the team of Emrick, Olczyk, & McGuire is now used.

Also, NBC has scrapped the studio-based intermission show and fired Bill Clement and Ray Ferraro. Pierre McGuire, who continues his role as the "Inside the Glass" reporter, serves as host from the game venue. Former Boston Bruins head coach Mike Milbury is the new analyst. During the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBC Sports reporters like Bob Neumeier and Bill Patrick served as a moderator for Pierre McGuire & Mike Milbury's analysis.

2010–present[]

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

For Games 5 & 6 on NHL on NBC, Dan Patrick was the studio host.

For the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, Liam McHugh serves as the host while Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire returned as a analysts for the intermission reports.

Inside the Glass Reporters Used After NBC & Comcast Merger Beginning in 2011[]

Main commentators for NHL on NBC & NBCSN:[1]

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

2011–2013 on NBC & NBCSN[]

  1. Mike Emrick-Eddie Olczyk-Pierre McGuire
  2. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  3. Kenny Albert-Joe Micheletti
  4. Gord Miller-Daryl Reaugh-Pierre McGuire
  5. Rick Peckham-Daryl Reaugh for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs
  6. John Forslund-Brian Hayward for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, & John Forslund-Daryl Reaugh for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs

2014–15 on NBC & NBCSN[]

  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[]

  1. Fang, Ken. "NBC Sports Network - Fang's Bites". Fang's Bites. Wordpress. http://fangsbites.com/category/nbc-sports-network/. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 

See also[]

  • NHL on NBC
  • List of American Stanley Cup Finals television announcers
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