NEW YORK – U.S. Senator and lifelong hockey player John Kerry (D-MA) and Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Pat Meehan (R-PA) are tomorrow's guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET. The show will broadcast live from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will participate in a Congressional Hockey Caucus Briefing on Capitol Hill tomorrow. The briefing will focus on the state of hockey in America and the relationship between hockey and education and physical rehabilitation.
The Congressional Hockey Challenge charity hockey game also will take place on Thursday at Verizon Center at 6 p.m. ET. The game will feature the Lawmakers team comprised of Senator Kerry, Representatives Higgins and Meehan along with Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Anthony Weiner (D-NY). They will take on a group of federal lobbyists in the third annual event.
All proceeds from the game will benefit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and the Fort DuPont Ice Arena.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the "Best of XM" programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
The show encourages fans to call in with questions for the Commissioner. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis