NY Islanders TV Broadcast Team
The broadcast team members of the Islanders for the 2023-24 season are listed below along with their roles.
- Brendan Burke - lead play-by-play
- Butch Goring - color analyst
- Shannon Hogan - sideline reporter/ pregame, postgame, intermission host
- Thomas Hickey - studio analyst
Brendan Burke has been calling the play-by-play action for the Islanders since August 2016 replacing Howie Rose, the former Isles PBP man.
Burke called games for the Utica Comets of the AHL before his hiring by the Islanders. He was the James H Ellery Memorial Award winner for his outstanding coverage of the AHL in the 2014/15 season.
Apart from his Isles media duties, Burke is also the #2 play-by-play announcer for NHL on TNT joined by Darren Pang and Jennifer Botterill.
Butch Goring is in his 14th season of doing the color commentary for the Islanders. The former center is an absolute legend of the franchise.
Goring won the Stanley Cup playing for the Islanders in 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983. The 4 consecutive championship wins by the Islanders during his tenure is a feat unmatched in professional sports not just the NHL.
Goring played for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, and the Boston Bruins in the NHL before his retirement as a pro player in 1987.
He registered 888 points in 1,107 regular season games played in the NHL. He also coached the Bruins and the Islanders briefly after taking retirement as a player. Goring had his number retired by the New York Islanders on February 29, 2020.
Another former Islander to join the Islanders broadcast booth on the MSG network is Thomas Hickey, who only played for the Isles in the NHL.
Hickey was drafted by the LA Kings as the 4th overall pick in the 2007 NHL draft. He played for the Kings' AHL affiliates Manchester Monarchs before the Islanders claimed him off waivers in 2013 making his NHL debut for the franchise on January 27, 2013.
Hickey joined the MSG Network on October 27, 2022. Before the start of the 2023/24 season, it was announced that he would be returning as the studio analyst joining Shannon Hogan.
Furthermore, Shannon Hogan is in her 10th NHL season as the pregame, intermission, and postgame host for the Islanders broadcast team.