ESPN is including one other Corridor of Famer to its forthcoming NHL protection, The Put up has discovered.
Chris Chelios will be part of Mark Messier as a part of ESPN’s prime studio staff, in line with sources. ABC/ESPN and TNT will take over the nationwide protection of the NHL subsequent season. ABC/ESPN can have 4 of the following seven Stanley Cups.
ESPN and TNT have been like franchises signing free brokers. After TNT landed Wayne Gretzky, ESPN countered with Messier – and now Chelios.
Chelios, 59, gained the Cup thrice – twice with the Pink Wings and as soon as with the Canadiens. Chelios has labored for ESPN earlier than as an analyst on the World Cup of Hockey.
For subsequent season, ESPN has already signed Ray Ferraro and Brian Boucher as analysts on video games. The duo is anticipated to be a part of the Cup Closing protection. ESPN has thought-about Steve Levy and Sean McDonough for the highest play-by-play job. The community has additionally employed Kevin Weekes as a studio and recreation analyst and Leah Hextall for play-by-play and different roles.
Turner, in the meantime, has had talks with Brendan Burke about turning into its No. 2 play-by-player, in line with sources. Burke has been a rising star together with his work on the Islanders and NBC. No deal is completed but with Burke.
TNT has signed Kenny Albert and Eddie Olczyk as its lead recreation callers.