MSG Networks has announced that they will telecast 80 of the 82 New Jersey Devils regular season games, plus three of the team’s preseason games during the 2014-15 NHL season.
MSG Networks’ Devils game telecasts start Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. when the team visits the Rangers in a preseason matchup on MSG+. The regular season schedule gets underway on Thursday, October 9 as the Devils travel to Philadelphia to face the Flyers at 7:00 p.m. on MSG+.
Devils great Ken Daneyko joins Steve Cangialosi in the broadcast booth this year as the in-game analyst after holding the studio analyst position for the past eight seasons. Nicknamed “Mr. Devil,” Daneyko played his entire career in New Jersey where he won three Stanley Cups. He set a franchise record with 1,283 regular season games played and played in 175 playoff games second to Martin Brodeur. The Devils retired Daneyko’s #3 jersey in 2006.
“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion of hockey with the Devils viewers, and to use my on-ice and locker room experiences to explain why certain things happen as they do during games,” said Ken Daneyko. “I know I have big shoes to fill replacing a great friend and broadcaster in Chico Resch, but I am confident the viewers will appreciate my analysis and candor. I can’t wait to get started.”
“One of the most popular Devils of all time, Ken will bring his feisty spirit and passion for the game to his new role,” said Daniel Ronayne executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks.
“We are all looking forward to Ken Daneyko’s transition from the studio to the broadcast booth,” said Devils’ president/general manager Lou Lamoriello. “I believe that the passion he exhibited for the Devils as a player will carry over to his new position. Fans will appreciate that.”
Cangialosi and Deb Placey both return to the Devils broadcast team for their fourth seasons as play-by-play announcer, and host and reporter respectively.
Devils game telecasts will be preceded by the 30-minute “Visa Devils Game Night” pregame show and immediately followed by the “Devils Postgame Show.” “Hockey Night Live,” MSG Networks’ weekly comprehensive hockey show, will follow Saturday night games throughout the season.
Click here for the full MSG Networks schedule of Devils broadcasts.