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  • NBC OLYMPICS ANNOUNCES HOCKEY COMMENTARY TEAMS FOR PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS


    01/10/18

    Kenny Albert and Gord Miller Serve as Play-By-Play Announcers for Men’s Tournament, Alongside Analysts Mike Milbury, Brian Boucher, and Emmy Award-Winner Pierre McGuire

    John Walton (Play-By-Play), AJ Mleczko (Analyst), and Leila Rahimi (Reporter) Lead Coverage of Women’s Tournament

    Kathryn Tappen and Tessa Bonhomme Anchor Studio Coverage with Analysts Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones, Anson Carter, and Erika Lawler

    Primetime Coverage of the Winter Olympics Begins Feb. 8 on NBC

    STAMFORD, Conn. – January 10, 2018 – NBC Olympics today announced its team of hockey commentators for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. Primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics begins Feb. 8, 2018, on NBC.

    Kenny Albert and Gord Miller will combine to provide play-by-play commentary of the men’s hockey tournament, alongside analyst Mike Milbury. Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire and Brian Boucher will serve as ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analysts.

    John Walton will serve as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Olympics’ coverage of the women’s hockey tournament, alongside analyst AJ Mleczko and reporter Leila Rahimi.

    Kathryn Tappen will host studio coverage from the Gangneung Coastal Cluster alongside analysts Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones. Tessa Bonhomme will anchor studio coverage from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., alongside Anson Carter and Erika Lawler.

    Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will handle the three NHL on NBC games during the Games, two of them alongside U.S. Olympian and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk, who continues his treatment for colon cancer.

    SNAP SHOTS – NBC OLYMPICS’ HOCKEY COMMENTATORS

    PLAY-BY-PLAY

    Kenny Albert

    Sixth Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Has called men’s and women’s hockey at every Olympic Winter Games since 2002
    Albert, one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, calls NHL games for NBC Sports, and is the only national play-by-play broadcaster who calls football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and boxing
    Gord Miller

    Making his NBC Olympics debut
    Brings more than 20 years of experience to his work as play-by-play announcer for TSN’s (Canada) hockey coverage, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the IIHF World Junior Championships, as well as coverage of the NHL on NBCSN
    John Walton

    Making his Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Serves as radio play-by-play voice for NHL’s Washington Capitals

    GAME ANALYSTS

    Mike Milbury

    Third Olympic assignment with NBC Sports; first as a game analyst
    Serves as lead NHL studio analyst on NHL Live, NBCSN’s NHL pre- and post-game show
    Transitioned to the booth as a lead analyst this season, filling in for Eddie Olczyk
    Played 12 seasons as a defenseman for the Boston Bruins (1976-87), served as Boston’s head coach (1989-91), and as head coach and general manager of the New York Islanders (1995-99)
    Pierre McGuire

    Sixth Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter in 2013
    Pioneered revolutionary ‘Inside-the-Glass’ NHL broadcast position, and has served in that role with NBC Sports since 2005
    Served as assistant coach for back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992
    Brian Boucher

    Making his Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Serves as ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst and studio analyst for NBC Sports’ NHL coverage
    Former NHL goaltender whose career spanned seven teams and 13 seasons
    Holds the NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goaltender (332 minutes)
    AJ Mleczko

    Fifth Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Led the U.S. women’s hockey team to a gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and a silver medal at the Salt Lake Games in 2002
    Captained Harvard to the 1999 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship and won 1999 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the nation’s top intercollegiate varsity women’s hockey player
    STUDIO ANALYSTS

    Jeremy Roenick

    Third Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Serves as studio analyst for NHL Live, NBCSN’s NHL pre- and post-game studio show
    Scored 513 goals in his 20-plus year NHL career, third-most goals among U.S.-born players
    Was a member of Team USA in 1998 (Nagano) and 2002 (Salt Lake City), winning a silver medal in 2002
    Keith Jones

    Second Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Serves as studio analyst for NHL Live, NBCSN’s NHL pre- and post-game studio show
    Serves as lead color commentator for NBC Sports Philadelphia’s coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers
    Played nine seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, Washington Capitals, and Colorado Avalanche, totaling 117 goals and 141 assists in 491 career NHL games
    Anson Carter

    Making his Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Serves as studio analyst for NHL Live, NBCSN’s NHL pre- and post-game studio show
    11-year NHL veteran from 1996-07; Played in 674 games, producing 202 goals and 219 assists
    Erika Lawler

    Making her Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Won a silver medal as a member of Team USA at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver
    Won three NCAA titles in four seasons at the University of Wisconsin (2006, 2007, and 2009)
    HOSTS/REPORTERS

    Kathryn Tappen

    Third Olympic assignment with NBC Sports
    Serves as host of NHL Live, NBCSN’s NHL pre- and post-game studio show
    Serves as reporter for NBC Sports’ Notre Dame football and NFL coverage
    Tessa Bonhomme

    Making her Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Currently serves as reporter and anchor for SportsCentre on TSN in Canada
    Served as studio analyst for TSN’s coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
    Won Olympic gold medal as member of Team Canada in 2010 Olympics in Vancouver
    Leila Rahimi

    Making her Olympic debut with NBC Sports
    Joined NBC Sports Chicago as anchor and reporter in 2015; serves as co-host of In the Loop, the regional network’s nightly socially-interactive sports news and entertainment program
    — PYEONGCHANG 2018 —

    Jamie Palatini

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    jamie.palatini@nbcuni.com

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