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NBC Sports Hockey Announcers and Broadcasters 2023-24

By Dipak BK / 18 October 2023 04:40 AM

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NBC Sports hockey announcers 2023/24 are Chris Vosters, Darren Pang, Jim Jackson, Brian Boucher, Randy Hahn, Bret Hedican, and more.

The broadcast rights for the NHL were acquired by ABC/ESPN  and Turner Sports (Warner Bros. Discovery Sports) after NBC's 10-year contract with the NHL expired post 2020/21 season and the games are no longer broadcast nationally on the NBC network.

NHL games are now covered by NBC Sports primarily with their three regional networks in California, Chicago, and Philadelphia with the rights to San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, and Philadelphia Flyers respectively. 

NBC Sports California is available in Northern and Southern California with Randy Hahn on play-by-play, and Bret Hedican on color commentary. Drew Remeda covers select games for the San Jose Sharks. 

Chris Vosters is the man calling the play-by-play action on NBC Sports Chicago with Darren Pang as the color commentator for the Blackhawks. Caley Chelios will be filling in for Pang during his assignments on the NHL on TNT

The Philadelphia Flyers games are covered by Jim Jackson on play-by-play duties and Brian Boucher on the color commentary. Scott Hartnell and Al Morganti are responsible for filling in for Boucher when needed.

NBC Sports NHL Announcers

NHL games on NBC are called by Chris Vosters, Randy Hahn, and Jim Jackson for their regional networks in Chicago, California, and Philadelphia respectively.

Mike Emerick who was the lead play-by-play voice for NBC retired from broadcasting on October 19, 2020. After the NBCSN closed its doors following the contract expiry, announcers moved over to other networks and the NHL games are now available only on their regional networks.

Chris Vosters will be covering the full season for the Chicago Blackhawks as the play-by-play announcer on NBC Sports Chicago for the first time starting this season.

Vosters became the Blackhawks' voice in 2022 and his past stints include games called for the Big Ten Network, FOX Sports, the ESPN family of networks, and Olympic games on three separate occasions for NBC Sports. 

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Randy Hahn is the play-by-play voice for the San Jose Sharks on NBS Sports California and has called over 2,000 hockey games for the Sharks.

Hahn has won the Northern California On Camera Sports Emmy five times in 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2008. He was the vice president of Pro Hockey San Jose, a non-profit organization that existed to gain approval for the NHL's expansion in that area. 

Randy has worked as the TV and Radio voice for the San Diego Sockers, LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers in his broadcasting career. He was also the voice for the 2K Sports hockey games NHL 2K9, NHL 2K10, and NHL 2K11.

Jim Jackson has been calling games for the Philadelphia Flyers since 1993 calling the play-by-play for 2 seasons before getting promoted to TV. Jackson has been the TV Voice of the Flyers since then. 

NBC Sports Hockey Commentators

NHL games are available on regional networks for NBC Sports. The color commentators for the regional networks of NBC are given below.

NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Blackhawks

  • Darren Pang - lead color commentator
  • Caley Chelios - alternate color commentator

NBC Sports California -  San Jose Sharks

  • Bret Hedican –  lead color commentator
  • Drew Remenda –  alternate color commentator

NBC Sports Philadelphia - Philadelphia Flyers 

  • Brian Boucher - lead color commentator
  • Scott Hartnell - alternate color commentator
  • Al Morganti - alternate color commentator

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Darren Pang was named as the lead color commentator on June 2023 joining the NBC Sports Chicago team alongside PBP voice Chris Volsters. Pang previously worked as the lead commentator for the St. Louis Blues, as an analyst for NBC, ESPN/ABC, and as a part-time analyst for TSN. 

Caley Chelios will be covering the Blackhawks when Pang will be on his NHL on TNT assignment. Chelios currently serves as the reporter and studio host for the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Bret Hedican will be doing the color commentary for NBC Sports California's coverage of the San Jose Sharks. Hedican retired as a player in 2009 after playing 1,039 career regular season games and joined NBC Sports shortly afterward.

Drew Remenda will cover select games as the Color commentator for NBC Sports California. Remenda has worked as the Color Analyst for the Sharks previously and before rejoining the Sharks TV team in 2021 he worked as the color commentator for the Edmonton Oilers.

Brian Boucher was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1995 as the 22nd overall pick and after retiring as a player in 2013 joined NBC Sports Philadelphia covering regional games as the color commentator and studio analyst for them.

Along with color commentary for the Flyers Boucher serves as a game analyst on national TNT games with Scott Hartnell and Al Morganti covering for him on those occasions. 

NBC Sports Hockey Studio Analysts

NBC Sports Hockey Analysts are Al Morganti, Scott Hartnell, Adam Burish, Caley Chelios, and Curtis Brown for their regional networks. 

Select analysts of the NBC Sports regional networks will cover the games as the cc when their lead color commentator is on their national assignments. Here is a look at the analysts for the NBC Sports regional networks. 

NBC Sports Chicago Studio Analysts 

  • Adam Burish - studio analyst
  • Caley Chelios - reporter/analyst

NBC Sports California Studio Analysts 

  • Curtis Brown –  studio analyst
  • Drew Remenda - studio analyst / alternate color commentator

NBC Sports Philadelphia Studio Analysts 

  • Michael "Al" Morganti - studio analyst
  • Scott Hartnell - studio analyst

Adam Burish has served as the studio analyst for NBC Sports Chicago's coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks since 2017. 

Burish, drafted by the Blackhawks in 2002, was part of their squad for their Stanley Cup-winning run in 2010. His stints as a player include four seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, 2 with the Dallas Stars, and 3 with the San Jose Sharks.

Caley Chelios is an NBC Sports female reporter who also serves as the studio analyst on occasion and covers for Darren Pang on color Commentary when Pang is on NHL on TNT. 

Chelios worked with the Lightning broadcast team primarily as a reporter and doing color commentary on occasions before she joined the Blackhawks team prior to the 2021/22 season. 

Curtis Brown retired as a player in 2011 and currently serves as the pregame and postgame analyst on NBC Sports California's coverage of the San Jose Sharks.

He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round of the 1994 draft and has played for the San Jose Sharks in his NHL playing career. 

Drew Remenda initially joined the Sharks broadcast booth in 1999 serving in various roles. He returned to the Sharks team in February 2021 as the pregame and postgame analyst and has served as the color analyst for NBC Sports California since October.

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Scott Hartnell retired from hockey on October 1, 2018, after 17 seasons in the NHL with career totals of 1,249 regular season games played and 707 points earned (327 G & 380 A) playing for the Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hartnell joined NBC Sports Philadelphia in 2021 as a studio analyst. Moreover, he earlier worked for the NHL Network in the same capacity. 

Al Morganti currently serves as the pregame and postgame analyst on NBC Sports Philadelphia's coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Before joining the Flyers broadcast booth Morganti worked as a studio analyst for ESPN/ABC from 1993 to 2005.

Morganti was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2022 alongside long-time Flyers broadcaster Bill Clement. Morganti was awarded the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award while Clement was honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award. 

NBC Sports Hockey Hosts

NBC Sports Hockey Studio Hosts are Patrick Boyle, Brodie Brazil, and Ashlyn Sullivan for the regional networks of NBC Sports in Chicago, California, and Philadelphia. 

Ashlyn Sullivan joined NBC Sports Philadelphia in 2022 and hosts the pregame and post-game shows joined by Al Morganti and Scott Hartnell. Sulivan was as the in-house reporter for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the last six years before joining NBC Sports Philadelphia. 

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Brodie Brazil is the host of the pre and post-game shows on NBC Sports California's coverage of the San Jose Sharks. Brodie also works as the rinkside reporter for the Sharks and covers MLB for the Oakland Athletics as well. 

Patrick Boyle will be returning for the 12th consecutive season with NBC Sports Chicago hosting the pre and post-game shows for the Chicago Blackhawks with a revolving team of analysts.

The analysts to join Boyle will include Caley Chelios, Tony Granato, John Scott, and Blackhawks legends Chris Chelios & Denis Savard.

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