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The following is a list of the television networks (American, Canadian and French Canadian) and announcers that have broadcast Stanley Cup Finals series over the years.

American televisionEdit

National televisionEdit

2010sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2016 NBC (Games 1, 4-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
NBCSN (Games 2-3)
2015 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Pierre McGuire and Darren Pang Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
NBCSN (Games 3-4)
2014 NBC (Games 1-2, 5) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
NBCSN (Games 3-4)
2013 NBC (Games 1, 4-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
NBCSN (Games 2-3)
2012 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
NBCSN (Games 3-4)
2011 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-7) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Joe Micheletti Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
Versus (Games 3, 4) Darren Pang
2010 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Pierre McGuire Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
Versus (Games 3, 4) Charissa Thompson and Bob Harwood Bill Patrick Keith Jones
  • 2011 - Expected announcers, subject to change.

2000sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2009 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-7) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Pierre McGuire Mike Milbury
Versus (Games 3-4) Chris Simpson and Bob Harwood Bill Patrick Keith Jones and Brian Engblom
2008 NBC (Games 1-2, 5-6) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Darren Pang Bill Patrick Keith Jones, Brian Engblom and Mark Messier
Versus (Games 3-4) Chris Simpson and Bob Harwood Bob Neumeier Mike Milbury
2007 Versus (Games 1–2) Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Chris Simpson and Bob Harwood Bill Clement Keith Jones, Brian Engblom and Mark Messier
NBC (Games 3–5) Darren Pang Ray Ferraro and Brett Hull
2006 OLN (Games 1-2) Mike Emrick John Davidson and Eddie Olczyk Chris Simpson and Bob Harwood Bill Clement Keith Jones, Brian Engblom and Mark Messier
NBC (Games 3–7) Pierre McGuire Ray Ferraro
2005 Canceled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2004 ESPN (Games 1-2) Gary Thorne Bill Clement and John Davidson Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders and Chris Berman Barry Melrose
ABC (Games 3–7)
2003 ESPN (Games 1-2) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Sam Ryan, Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders and Chris Berman Barry Melrose and John Davidson
ABC (Games 3–7) Bill Clement and John Davidson Barry Melrose
2002 ESPN (Games 1-2) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
ABC (Games 3–5) Al Michaels John Davidson
2001 ESPN (Games 1-2) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
ABC (Games 3–7) Al Michaels John Davidson
2000 ESPN (Games 1-2) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
ABC (Games 3–6) Al Michaels John Davidson
NotesEdit
  • As part of NBC's coverage, Pierre McGuire, while positioned as a rinkside reporter, provides color commentary from his vantage point - known as "Inside the Glass".
  • 2005 - Had the season not been canceled, ESPN would have televised the Games 1 and 2 and NBC televise Games 3-7.

1990sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1999 Fox (Games 1–2, 5 Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire Suzy Kolber Terry Crisp
ESPN (Games 3–4, 6) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
1998 Fox (Game 1) Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
ESPN (Games 2–4) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
1997 Fox (Game 1) Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
ESPN (Games 2–4) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
1996 Fox (Games 1, 3) Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
ESPN (Games 2, 4) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders Barry Melrose
1995 Fox (Games 1, 4) Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
ESPN (Games 2–3) Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom John Saunders Barry Melrose
1994 ESPN Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom John Saunders Darren Pang
1993 ESPN Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom John Saunders Jim Schoenfeld and John Davidson
1992 SportsChannel America Jiggs McDonald Bill Clement John Davidson Mike Emrick John Davidson
1991 SportsChannel America Jiggs McDonald Bill Clement John Davidson Mike Emrick John Davidson
1990 SportsChannel America Jiggs McDonald Bill Clement John Davidson Mike Emrick John Davidson

Notes:

FOX split coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals with ESPN. Game 1 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals was the 1st Finals game shown on network television since 1980 and the first in prime time since 1973. Games 1, 5, and 7 were usually scheduled to be televised by FOX; Games 2, 3, 4, and 6 on ESPN. However from 1995 -1998, the Finals were all 4 game sweeps; 1999 ended in 6 games. The consequence was that - except for 1995, when FOX did televise Game 4 - the Game 7 was never on network television. Had there been a Game 7, then Mike Emrick (play-by-play), John Davidson (color commentator), and Pierre McGuire (reporter) who would have do post-game locker room interviews of the winning team. Perhaps of recognition of this, Games 3–7 were always televised by ABC in the succeeding broadcast agreement between the NHL and ABC Sports/ESPN.

Game 4 of the 1995 Final was notable because not only did the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup, but also their main television play-by-play announcer, Mike Emrick announced it.

1980sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1989 SportsChannel America Jiggs McDonald Bill Clement Gary Thorne Mike Emrick Herb Brooks
1988 ESPN Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
1987 ESPN Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
1986 ESPN Sam Rosen (Games 1-2, 5)

Ken Wilson (Games 3-4)

Mickey Redmond (Games 1-2, 5)

Herb Brooks (Games 3-4)

Jim Kelly Tom Mees Mike Liut
1985 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig Mike Liut
1984 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig
1983 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Albert
1982 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig and Jim Van Horne (in Vancouver)
1981 USA Dan Kelly Mike Eruzione Jim West
1980 Hughes (Games 1–5) Jim Robson Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge Don Cherry
CBS (Game 6) Dan Kelly and Tim Ryan Lou Nanne Tim Ryan

1970sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1979 NHL Dan Kelly Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge
1978 NHL Dan Kelly Marv Albert
1977 NHL Dan Kelly Stan Mikita (Game 1)

Garry Unger (Game 2)

Chico Resch (Game 3)
Don Awrey (Game 4)

1976 NHL Dan Kelly Stan Mikita (Game 1)

Garry Unger (Game 2)

Chico Resch (Game 3)
Curt Bennett (Game 4)

1975 NBC (Games 2, 5) Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1974 NBC (Games 3, 6) Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1973 NBC (Games 1, 4–6) Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1972 CBS (Games 1, 4, 6) Dan Kelly Jim Gordon and Harry Howell Jim Gordon
1971 CBS (Games 3, 6–7) Dan Kelly Jim Gordon and Phil Esposito Jim Gordon
1970 CBS (Games 1, 4) Dan Kelly Bill Mazer Bill Mazer
NotesEdit
  • 1971 - CBS was not scheduled to broadcast Game 7, but showed the prime time contest after thousands of viewers called the network asking that it be broadcast. The game was blacked out in Chicago, as well as in much of the Midwest, in deference to theater TV.

1960s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1969 CBS (Games 1, 4) Dan Kelly Bill Mazer Bill Mazer
1968 CBS (Games 1, 4) Stu Nahan Jim Gordon Jim Gordon
1967 CBS (Games 2, 5) Stu Nahan Jim Gordon Jim Gordon
1966 NBC (Games 1, 4) Win Eliot Bill Mazer Jim Simpson and Bill Cullen
RKO General (Game 6) Bob Wolff Emile Francis

Local televisionEdit

1990sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1994 MSG Network (Games 1–3, 6–7) (New York area) (New York Rangers)

MSG II (Games 4–5) (New York area) (New York Rangers)

Sam Rosen John Davidson Al Trautwig
1993 Prime Ticket (Los Angeles area) Bob Miller Jim Fox
1992 KBL (Pittsburgh area; Games 1-2)
KDKA (Pittsburgh area; Games 3-4)
Mike Lange Paul Steigerwald Steve Armitage Stan Savran
SportsChannel Chicago (Chicago area) Pat Foley Dale Tallon Darren Pang
1991 KBL (Pittsburgh area; Games 1–2, 5)
KDKA (Pittsburgh area; Games 3–4, 6)
Mike Lange Paul Steigerwald Steve Armitage Stan Savran
Pay-Per-View (Minnesota area) Dave Hodge Lou Nanne
1990 NESN (Boston area; Games 1–2, 5) Fred Cusick Derek Sanderson and Dave Shea Dave Shea Tom Larson
WSBK (Boston area; Games 3–4) Derek Sanderson Gene Lavanchy Johnny Peirson
  • Games 4 and 5 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals was broadcast in the New York City area on MSG II because of MSG Network's commitment with the New York Yankees. 1994 was also the last time that local broadcasting of playoff games past the first two rounds was allowed.

1980sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play

Color commentators

Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1988 WSBK (Boston area; Games 1, 2, 4b) Fred Cusick Derek Sanderson Sean McDonough Johnny Peirson
NESN (Boston area; Games 3, 4a) Derek Sanderson and Dave Shea Dave Shea Tom Larson
1987 WGBS (Philadelphia area; Games 1–2, 6–7)

PRISM (Philadelphia area; Games 3–5)

Gene Hart Bobby Taylor Don Earle
1985 PRISM (Philadelphia area; Games 1, 2)
WTAF (Philadelphia area; Games 3–5)
Gene Hart Bobby Taylor Tony Bruno Ed Van Impe
1984 SportsChannel New York (New York area; Games 1, 2, 5)
WOR (New York area; Games 3, 4)
Jiggs McDonald Ed Westfall Stan Fischler
1983 WOR (New York area; Games 1–2)

SportsChannel New York (New York area; Games 3–4)

Jiggs McDonald Ed Westfall Stan Fischler
1982 SportsChannel New York (New York area; Games 1–2)
WOR (New York area; Games 3–4)
Jiggs McDonald Ed Westfall Stan Fischler
1981 SportsChannel New York (New York area; Games 1–2, 5)
WOR (New York area; Games 3–4)
Jiggs McDonald Ed Westfall Stan Fischler
KMSP (Minnesota area) Bob Kurtz Tom Reid

1970Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators
1975 WTAF (Philadelphia area; Games 3, 4, 6) Gene Hart Don Earle
WKBW (Buffalo area; Games 1, 3, 4, 6) Ted Darling Pat Hannigan
1974 WSBK (Boston area; Games 1, 2, 4, 5) Fred Cusick Johnny Peirson
WTAF (Philadelphia area; Games 1, 2, 5) Gene Hart Don Earle
1973 WGN (Chicago area; Game 2) Jim West
1972 WSBK (Boston area; Games 2, 3, 5) Fred Cusick Johnny Peirson
WOR (New York area; Games 2, 5)
MSG Network (New York area; Game 3)
Tim Ryan Jim Gordon
1971 WGN (Chicago area; Game 4) Jim West
1970 WSBK (Boston area; Games 2, 3) Don Earle Johnny Peirson
KPLR (St. Louis area; Games 2, 3) Dan Kelly Gus Kyle

1960sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators
1962 WGN Joe Wilson Lloyd Pettit

American local/national coverage policy for Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

  • 1995 – present: National coverage (network and cable) exclusive.
  • 19811994: Local coverage permitted for all games. National coverage (cable) not exclusive.
  • 19761979: National coverage on syndicated networks exclusive.
  • 19681975: Local coverage permitted for non-network games. National network telecasts exclusive.

Canadian televisionEdit

National televisionEdit

2010sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2016 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy George Stroumboulopoulos Kelly Hrudey
Ron MacLean (Coach's Corner) Don Cherry (Coach's Corner)
2015 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy George Stroumboulopoulos Kelly Hrudey
Ron MacLean (Coach's Corner) Don Cherry (Coach's Corner)
2014 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2013 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2012 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2011 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2010 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
NotesEdit

2000sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color Commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2009 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Christine Simpson Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2008 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Greg Millen Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2007 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Greg Millen Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2006 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2005 Canceled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2004 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2003 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2002 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2001 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2000 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry

1990sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1999 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell and Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1998 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1997 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Scott Oake Kelly Hrudey
1996 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1995 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1994 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1993 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1992 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1991 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1990 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
NotesEdit

1980sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1989 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1988 Global/Canwest (Games 1–2) Dan Kelly John Davidson Jim Tatti Dave Hodge
CBC (Games 3–5) Bob Cole Harry Neale Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1987 CBC (Games 1–2, 6–7) Bob Cole Harry Neale Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
Global/Canwest (Games 3–5, 7) Dan Kelly John Davidson Jim Tatti Dave Hodge
1986 CTV (Games 1–2) Dan Kelly Ron Reusch Dan Matheson Brad Park
CBC (Games 3–5) Bob Cole (in Montreal)

Don Wittman (in Calgary)

Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. (in Montreal)
John Davidson (in Calgary)
Chris Cuthbert (in Montreal)

Steve Armitage (in Calgary)

Dave Hodge Don Cherry
1985 CBC (Games 1–2) Bob Cole Harry Neale Chris Cuthbert Dave Hodge Don Cherry
CTV (Games 3–5) Danny Gallivan Ron Reusch and Brad Park Dan Matheson Dave Maloney
1984 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. John Wells Dave Hodge
1983 CBC Jim Robson Gary Dornhoefer John Wells Dave Hodge
1982 CBC Jim Robson Gary Dornhoefer Steve Armitage Dave Hodge
1981 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1980 CBC Jim Robson Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge Don Cherry

Notes Edit

  • Even though CTV decided to pull the plug on their 2-year old (lasting from 1984–85 through 1985–86) NHL broadcasting venture with the Carling O'Keefe brewing company (citing low ratings and an inability to clear other programming for both regular season and playoff telecasts), Carling O'Keefe retained their rights. This soon lead to them syndicating 1987 and 1988 playoff telecasts on a chain of channels that would one day become the Global Television Network. The Global Television Network broadcasts were aired under the names Stanley Cup '87 and Stanley Cup '88, before a merger between Carling O'Keefe and Molson (the presenters of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC) put an end to the competition.
    • Contrary to the broadcasts from the previous CTV deal (in which they split the Stanley Cup Finals coverage with CBC), the Canwest-Global telecasts were network exclusive, except for Game 7 of the 1987 Finals. Therefore, both CBC and Global-Canwest televised Game 7 while using separate production facilities and separate on-air talent.
    • In 1988, Global had the rights to the games 6 and 7 of the Finals, which ultimately, were not necessary.
  • For the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons, CTV aired regular season games on Friday nights (and some Sunday afternoons) as well as partial coverage of the playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals. While Molson continued to present Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights on CBC, rival brewery Carling O'Keefe began airing Friday Night Hockey on CTV. This marked the first time since beginning broadcasting in 1952 that CBC was not the lone over-the-air network broadcaster of the National Hockey League in Canada.
  • In 1986, CBC only televised Games 1 and 2 in Montreal and Calgary. CBC would go on to televise Games 3-5 nationally. When CTV televised Games 1 and 2, both games were blacked out in Montreal and Calgary. Had the series gone to a game 7, then both CBC and CTV would have televised it while using their own production facilities and crews.

1970sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1979 CBC Dan Kelly Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge
1978 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. and Chico Resch Dave Hodge
1977 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1976 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1975 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1974 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane (Games 1–2, 4–5)

Dick Irvin, Jr. (Games 3, 6)

Dave Hodge
1973 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1972 CTV Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Dave Hodge
1971 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Ward Cornell
1970 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Ward Cornell
NotesEdit
  • 1970 - The most commonly seen video clip of Bobby Orr's famous overtime goal ("The Flight") in Game 4 is the American version broadcast on CBS as called by Dan Kelly. This archival clip can be considered a rarity, since about 98% of the time, any surviving kinescopes or videotapes of the actual telecasts of hockey games from this era usually emanate from CBC's coverage. According to Dick Irvin, Jr.'s book My 26 Stanley Cups (Irvin was in the CBC booth with Danny Gallivan during the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals), he was always curious why even the CBC prototypically uses the CBS replay of the Bobby Orr goal (with Dan Kelly's commentary) instead of Gallivan's call. The explanation that Irvin received was that the CBC's master tape of the game (along with others) was thrown away in order clear shelf space at the network.

1960sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1969 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Ward Cornell
1968 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Ward Cornell
1967 CBC Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)

Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)

Foster Hewitt (in Toronto)

Dick Irvin, Jr. (in Montreal)

Ward Cornell
1966 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell
1965 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell
1964 CBC Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham Ward Cornell
1963 CBC Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham Ward Cornell
1962 CBC Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham Ward Cornell
1961 CBC Bill Hewitt Bob Goldham Ward Cornell
1960 CBC Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)

Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)

Keith Dancy (in Montreal)

Foster Hewitt (in Toronto)

Ward Cornell
NotesEdit
  • The 1961 Stanley Cup Finals were almost not televised in Canada at all. At that time, the CBC only had rights to the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs' games; home games only during the season and all games in the playoffs. However, with both the Canadiens and Maple Leafs eliminated in the semi-finals, the CBC's worst nightmare became reality. The CBC had to conceive a way to carry the Finals between the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings or face public revolt. According to lore, the CBC found a way to link their Windsor viewers as having a vested interest in the Finals with the across the river Red Wings. Thus, CBC was able to carry the series after inking special contracts with the Red Wings and Black Hawks as a service to the Windsor market. From Windsor, CBC linked the signal to Toronto and they relayed the coverage Dominion-wide. From there, Canadians were able to see the Finals with nary a glitch in the coverage.
  • 1966 - To accommodate the American TV coverage on NBC (1966 marked the first time that a Stanley Cup Finals game was to be nationally broadcast on American network television), Game 1 of the Finals was shifted to a Sunday afternoon. This in return, was the first time ever that a National Hockey League game was played on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal. While Games 1 and 4 of the NBC broadcasts were televised in color, CBC carried these games and all other games in black and white.

1950sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1959 CBC Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)

Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)

Keith Dancy (in Montreal)

Foster Hewitt (in Toronto)

Ward Cornell
1958 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1957 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1956 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1955 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1954 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1953 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
NotesEdit
  • 1954 - CBC's coverage of Games 3-5 were joined in progress at 9:30 p.m. (approximately one hour after start time). Meanwhile, CBC joined Game 6 in at 10:00 p.m. (again, one hour after start time). Game 7 was carried Dominion wide (nationwide) from opening the face off at 9:00 p.m. Since Game 7 was played on Good Friday night, there were no commercials (Imperial Oil was the sponsor).

Local televisionEdit

1980sEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host Studio analysts
1986 CBMT (Montreal) and CBRT (Calgary) Don Wittman John Davidson Dave Hodge Don Cherry
1985 CXBT (Games 3-5) Don Wittman John Davidson Dave Hodge Don Cherry

Radio Edit

Year Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentators
2015 WGN (Chicago)

WFLA (Tampa Bay)

John Wiedeman

Dave Mishkin

Troy Murray

Phil Esposito

2014 KEIB (Los Angeles)

WEPN (NY Rangers)

Nick Nickson

Don La Greca

Daryl Evans

Dave Maloney

2013 WGN (Chicago)

WBZ-FM (Boston)

John Wiedeman

Dave Goucher

Troy Murray

Bob Beers

2012 KTLK (Los Angeles)

WFAN (New Jersey)

Nick Nickson

Matt Loughlin

Daryl Evans

Sherry Ross

2011 WBZ-FM, WBZ (Game 7 only) (Boston)

CKST (Vancouver)

Dave Goucher

John Shorthouse

Bob Beers

Dave Tomlinson

2010 WGN (Chicago)

WIP (Philadelphia)

John Wiedeman

Tim Saunders

Troy Murray

Chris Therien

2000s Edit

Year Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentators
2009 WXDX-FM (Pittsburgh)

WXYT (Detroit)

Mike Lange

Ken Kal

Paul Steigerwald

Paul Woods

2008 NHL Radio (Continental)
WXYT (Detroit)
WXDX-FM (Pittsburgh)
Sam Rosen

Ken Kal
Mike Lange

John Davidson

Paul Woods
Paul Steigerwald

2007 NHL Radio (Continental)

KLAA (Anaheim)
CFGO (Ottawa)

Sam Rosen

Steve Carroll
Dean Brown

Darren Eliot

Dan Wood
Gord Wilson

2006 NHL Radio (Continental)

WCMC-FM (Carolina)
CHED (Edmonton)

Sam Rosen

Chuck Kaiton

Rod Phillips

Darren Eliot

Morley Scott
2005 Canceled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2004 NHL Radio (Continental)

WDAE (Tampa Bay)
Calgary Radio (Calgary)

Sam Rosen

Dave Mishkin
Peter Maher

Darren Eliot

Phil Esposito
Mike Rogers

2003 NHL Radio (Continental)
WABC (New Jersey)
KMXE (Anaheim)
Sam Rosen
John Hennessy
Steve Carroll
Darren Eliot

Randy Velischek
Dan Wood

2002 NHL Radio (Continental)
WJR (Detroit)
WBT (Carolina)
Jim Hughson

Ken Kal
Chuck Kaiton

Gary Green

Paul Woods

2001 NHL Radio (Continental)

KOA (Colorado)
WABC (New Jersey)

Jim Hughson

Mike Haynes
Mike Miller

Gary Green

Randy Velischek
2000 NHL Radio (Continental)

WABC (New Jersey)
WBAP (Dallas)

Jim Hughson

Mike Miller
Dave Strader

Gary Green

Randy Velischek
Daryl Reaugh

Notes Edit

  • XM Satellite Radio is the official satellite radio broadcaster of the NHL, as of July 1, 2007.[11] Between September 2005 and June 2007, the NHL's broadcasting rights were shared with both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio and were broadcast on just Sirius before the NHL lockout. XM used to broadcast more than 80% of NHL games, including all the playoffs and finals. Starting with the 2007–08 season, XM broadcast every game.

1990s Edit

Year Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1999 NHL Radio (Continental)

WBAP (Dallas)
WGR (Buffalo)

Jim Hughson

Dave Strader

Rick Jeanneret

Gary Green

Daryl Reaugh

Jim Lorentz

1998 NHL Radio (Continental)

WJR (Detroit)
WTOP (Washington)

Jim Hughson

Ken Kal
Steve Kolbe

Gary Green

Paul Woods
Craig Laughlin

Sean Grande


1997 NHL Radio (Continental)

WXYT (Detroit)
WIP (Philadelphia)

Jim Hughson

Ken Kal
John Wiedeman

Gary Green
Paul Woods
Steve Coates
Doug Brown and Sean Grande


1996 NHL Radio (Continental)

KKFN (Colorado)
WQAM and WAXY (Florida)

Jim Hughson

Mike Haynes

Chris Moore

Gary Green
Denis Potvin
Doug Brown and Sean Grande
1995 NHL Radio (Continental)
WABC (New Jersey)
WJR (Detroit)
Kenny Albert Mike Miller

Bruce Martyn

Joe Micheletti

Sherry Ross
Paul Woods

Doug Brown


1994 NHL Radio (Continental)

WFAN–AM (N.Y. Rangers)
CKNW (Vancouver)

Kenny Albert Howie Rose

Jim Robson

Joe Micheletti
Chico Resch
Tom Larscheid
Doug Brown

Steve Somers

1993 Global Sports Network (Continental)

Montreal Radio (Montreal)
Los Angeles Radio (Los Angeles)

Howie Rose
Dino Sisto
Nick Nickson
Chico Resch

Steve Shutt

Tom Laidlaw

Ted Sarandis
1992 Star Broadcasting Network (National)
1991 ABC Radio (National) Sam Rosen Phil Esposito Fred Manfra
1990 ABC Radio (National) Sam Rosen Phil Esposito Fred Manfra

US Radio Edit

Year Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters
2016 NBC Sports Radio Kenny Albert Mike Lange
Dan Rusanowsky
Joe Micheletti Paul Steigerwald

Bret Hedican

Darren Eliot

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

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