ESPN Play By Play Announcers
The NHL play by play announcers on ESPN are John Buccigross, Steve Levy, Bob Wischusen, Sean McDonough.
Play-By-Play anchors give intricate details of what is happening in the arena. They convey event-by-event details to the audience.
There are such journalists both on TV and radio stations. The television presenters can be more vague since they are voicing for the viewers watching the show.
However, a play-by-play host on the radio has to convey the field activity events verbally. Commentary is a familiar career since experts have carried it out for decades.
Pittsburgh Post newspaper's Florent Gibson introduced the concept of sports commentary back in 1921. He used his vocals to cover Johnny Ray and Johnny "Hutch" Dundee's fight at the Square Garden.
Each media channel comprises commentators who can provide information about the live event. The announcers also specialize in certain sports, natural calamities, and more. Talking about sports commentary, retired athletes and coaches have a succeeding chance.
The play-by-play commentators on ESPN are as follows:
- John Buccigross
- Mike Monaco
- Steve Levy
- Leah Hextall
- Sean McDonough
- Bob Wischusen
- Eitán Benezra
- Kenneth Garay
John Buccigross joined the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network in 1966. He attended Heidelberg College where he studied communications and theatre arts.
Before the sports network, Buccigross worked at a TV station in Cape Cod and WPRI in Rhode Island. In the channel, he hosts the weekly show titled The Point.
John debuted as an ice hockey games host in the 2012 NHL playoff. He is back this season as a play-by-play host as he was in the 2021-22 season.
Sportscaster Mike Monaco has been a part of the channel since 2019. He kickstarted his career as an intern at New England Sports Network(NESN) before joining the Cape Cod League.
Monaco was also an employee at the Fox Sports and Big Ten Network. He is an alternate play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox and NESN.
Although Mike has telecasted Chicago Blackhawks games, he debuted as the in-time host of National Hockey League games in the 2022-23 season.
Steve Levy teamed up with the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network on 1 August 1993. Previously, he worked for radio and TV stations including WFAN, WABC-AM, and MSG Network.
Levy has a communications and broadcasting degree from the State University of New York. He is the face of the daily sports news program SportsCenter.
Steve was an at-event host for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The prolific host is a play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League in the 2022-23 season.
Leah Hextall is a Canadian sportscaster and a part of the sports broadcasting network. She first worked with the channel at the 2019 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship.
Hextall is a part of Sportsnet and was the first lady to be called a play-by-play in the NHL game. She was a reporter and announcer during the ice hockey league's 2021-22 season.
In the current season of 2022-23, Leah will just serve as the only in-time woman host for the National Hockey League on the channel.
Sean McDonough has been associated with Entertainment and Sports Programming Network since 2000. He has announced multiple sports including hockey.
McDonough received a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. He started as an announcer for the MLB team Syracuse Mets.
The top-ranked host Sean got a chance to cover his first NHL game in the 2021-22 season. He is the play-by-play host for the present season as well.
Bob Wischusen joined the sports channel as a secondary commentator in 2006. With time, he got promoted and now serves as a play-by-play commentator for the National Ice Hockey League's 2022-23 season.
Wischusen earned the expertise by working in the broadcasting companies like WZBC, WQAM, WFAN, and WABC. He first hosted the pro ice hockey league's games in the 2021-22 season.
In addition, Bob replaced Mike Breen as a substitute for the WEPN and MSG Network. He and Sean McDonough also cover the U.S. Open golf tournament on the radio.
Eitán Benezra and Kenneth Garay
Eitán Benezra and Kenneth Garay are the commentators for the channel. They often appear on SportsCenter and provide commentary in the Spanish language.
Kenneth is the lead anchor of the sports company's radio station. He publishes the morning show and covers the New York and New Jersey areas.
Benezra and Garay have been serving as the Spanish play-by-play host for the NHL. They are back in the current season with their exceptional voices.