Rogers Announces 45-person Broadcast Team for Upcoming NHL Season

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George Stroumboulopoulos, left, newly named host of Hockey Night in Canada, laughs while he and the rest of the NHL broadcast team are announced by Rogers at CBC in Toronto Monday, March 10, 2014. From left to right, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jeff Marek, Daren Millard, Ron MacLean, and Don Cerry. (Darren Calabrese/National Post)

George Stroumboulopoulos, left, newly named host of Hockey Night in Canada, laughs while he and the rest of the NHL broadcast team are announced by Rogers at CBC in Toronto Monday, March 10, 2014. From left to right, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jeff Marek, Daren Millard, Ron MacLean, and Don Cerry. (Darren Calabrese/National Post)
Published: August 28, 2014, 4:57 pm

TORONTO — Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet’s NHL coverage in the network’s first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.

Many of the new additions come from CBC, including analysts Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, P.J. Stock and Gary Galley and reporter Cassie Campbell-Pascall.

Mike Johnson, formerly of NHL Network, and Darren Pang, who has worked for the St. Louis Blues and TSN, join as analysts, while Leah Hextall comes to Sportsnet from NESN in Boston as a reporter.

“Canadian hockey fans deserve a broadcast team that is just as passionate about the game as they are,” Rogers senior vice president of NHL production Gord Cutler said in a statement. “It was important that we assemble a crew of experienced, knowledgeable, entertaining and accomplished broadcasters with diverse backgrounds and experience, to create a fresh, new viewing experience that will resonate with fans of all ages.”

Rogers also announced Rick Ball would do play-by-play on Calgary Flames broadcasts and Drew Remenda would do analysis on Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.

 

http://o.canada.com/sports/nhl/rogers-announces-45-person-broadcast-team-for-upcoming-nhl-season

4 COMMENTS

  1. I thought Scott Moore was on the right track with his original Sportsnet hires. But he lost me by deciding to bring in PJ Stock and Glen Healy. I couldn’t be more annoyed by those two on HNIC. Only Elliotte Friedman, Andi Perrillo, Ron McLean and Don Cherry should have been brought over from the CBC.

  2. I’m still baffled as to why George Stroumboulopoulos was selected to host Hockey Night in Canada.

    He must be related to or close friends with some of the decision makers at Rogers.

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