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Jamison Coyle

Jamison Coyle | Host

Jamison Coyle is a host appearing across NHL Network's programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

Coyle also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final and NHL Draft, as well as various feature programming.

Prior to joining NHL Network, Coyle worked as a studio host and reporter at New England Sports Network (NESN) for "NESN Daily" as well as "Hockey East."

Coyle graduated from Syracuse University.

Kendall Coyne Schofield | Analyst

United States Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion Kendall Coyne Schofield is an analyst appearing across NHL Network's studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

In January 2019, Coyne Schofield gained international attention for her breakout performance in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater™ event at the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills™. As a member of the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team since 2011, Coyne Schofield has competed in two Olympic Winter Games, winning a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang and winning a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Coyne Schofield served as captain for Team USA at the 2019 Rivalry Series against Team Canada and she has also competed in six International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships (2011-2013 and 2015-2017), nine Four Nationals Cups (2010-2018), and three IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships (2007-2009), where she holds the all-time leading scorer title in tournament history with 33 points (22-11) in 15 games.

Coyne Schofield is a Northeastern University graduate, where she earned the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2016 as the top player in women's college hockey. In 2016, Coyne Schofield captained the Northeastern Huskies to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. During the 2015-2016 collegiate season, Coyne Schofield led the NCAA in goals, goals per game, points per game, shorthanded goals and hat tricks. The Palos Heights, Illinois native has also played professional hockey for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women's Hockey League since 2016.

Ken Daneyko

Ken Daneyko | Analyst

Three-time Stanley Cup winner Ken Daneyko is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

Daneyko played in a New Jersey Devils franchise-record 1,458 career games during his 20-year NHL career. Following the 1999-00 season, Daneyko won the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is given to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey. Drafted 18th overall in 1982, the Windsor, Ontario native skated in 175 playoff games and earned the nickname "Mr. Devil."

In addition to his role at NHL Network, Daneyko is an in-game color analyst for MSG Networks' Devils coverage.

Devan Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk | Analyst

Former NHL goaltender Devan Dubnyk is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

The Saskatchewan-born, Calgary-raised goaltender was drafted to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, 14th overall in the 2004 NHL Draft. Dubnyk made his debut in the NHL in 2009 with the Oilers, and was the starting goaltender from 2010-13. Dubnyk had his most successful season in 2014-15 with the Minnesota Wild, leading the team to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with 39 starts and 27 wins. That same year, he finished third in the Vezina Trophy voting, fourth for the Hart Trophy, and won the Bill Masterton Trophy for his dedication to hockey. Dubnyk ended his career in the National Hockey League in 2021 with the Colorado Avalanche.

Elliotte Friedman | Insider

Elliotte Friedman is an insider appearing across NHL Network's programming.

In addition to his work for NHL Network, Friedman is a hockey insider and reporter for Sportsnet in Canada. Friedman joined Sportsnet in 2014 following 11 seasons with CBC Sports, where he was part of the "Hockey Night in Canada" coverage.

Friedman began his career with Sportsnet 590 Toronto, where he was the play-by-play voice of the Toronto Raptors in 1994 and a reporter covering the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. Friedman has also contributed to the London Free Press, Toronto Star and The Score network. In 1996, Friedman was awarded the Telemedia Reporter of the Year Award. 

Lauren Gardner | Host

Lauren Gardner is an NHL Network host and reporter, appearing across NHL Network's studio programming.

Prior to arriving at NHL Network, Gardner appeared on Altitude Sports Network, hosting pre- and postgame shows for the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. Gardner has covered the NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA, college football, college basketball and multiple Super Bowls for CBS Sports, AT&T SportsNet, FOX Sports Ohio, MTV2, ESPN and the Smithsonian Channel.

Gardner, a Denver, Colorado native, began her professional career as an intern at FOX Sports Rocky Mountain and Mile High Sports Magazine. Gardner graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a political science degree, before becoming a Denver Broncos cheerleader.

Stu Grimson

Stu Grimson | Analyst

14-year NHL veteran Stu Grimson is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

A University of Manitoba alumni, Grimson played in 771 games across his NHL career, including 42 playoff games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings. Drafted in the 7th round in 1985 by the Calgary Flames, the Kamloops, British Columbia native played for the Flames before joining Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Carolina Hurricanes, later returning to the Ducks, before finishing his career with the Kings and Nashville Predators.

Following his playing career, Grimson earned his law degree at the University of Memphis and served as in-house counsel to the NHL Players' Association (2006-08). Grimson most recently served as a color analyst on the Predators' radio network for six seasons (2008-14) before joining the FOX Sports Tennessee's Predators coverage (2014-17).

Scott Hartnell | Analyst

17-year NHL veteran Scott Hartnell is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

Hartnell played in 1,249 regular season games across his NHL career, where he registered 327 goals and 380 assists. Drafted in the first round of the 2000 NHL Draft with the sixth overall pick by the Nashville Predators, Hartnell spent his first six seasons with Nashville (2000-2007) before joining the Philadelphia Flyers (2007-2014) and Columbus Blue Jackets (2014-2017). Hartnell returned to Nashville for the final season of his NHL career in 2017.

A 2012 NHL All-Star, Hartnell skated in 99 playoff games where he amassed 47 points. A key contributor to the 2009-2010 Eastern Conference champion Flyers, Hartnell tallied eight goals and nine assists in 23 games.

In 2012, Hartnell formed the #HartnellDown Foundation, which helps charities that support hockey, children and communities throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to his 17 years in the NHL, Hartnell played junior hockey for the Lloydminster Blazers of the AJHL and the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL.

Following his 2018 retirement, the Flyers honored Hartnell with a ceremonial puck drop in recognition of his seven seasons with the team, including its 2010 Stanley Cup Final run.

Jamie Hersch

Jamie Hersch | Host

Jamie Hersch is an NHL Network studio host appearing on the nightly highlights show On The Fly and the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Hersch also serves as a reporter on NHL Network's special event coverage, including the NHL All-Star Game and Stanley Cup Final.

A versatile journalist with a passion for sports and storytelling, Hersch joined NHL Network in 2015.

Prior to her role at NHL Network, Hersch worked for FOX Sports North since 2013 as a host and reporter in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hersch spent three seasons hosting the pre- and postgame shows for Minnesota Wild broadcasts, including extensive coverage of the Wild's playoff runs from 2013-15. The highlight of her time covering hockey came in January 2015, when she went all the way to Kuwait to cover several former NHL players who brought hockey to the American troops serving overseas. They spent several days living at Camp Buehring with the soldiers while running hockey skills clinics and playing floor hockey games on the base.

Hersch also spent three seasons as the primary sideline reporter for the Minnesota Twins with FOX Sports North, and appeared several times on MLB Network's The Rundown. She covered hockey, football and basketball games for Big Ten Network as well.

Hersch graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Jamie covered Trojan athletics extensively. Her work at USC's prestigious Annenberg TV News station earned Hersch a third-place finish in the National Hearst Journalism Awards competition. Hersch also earned an award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her sports reporting at WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, as both a sports anchor and reporter.

E.J. Hradek

E.J. Hradek | Analyst

Hradek currently serves as an analyst on NHL Now, getting viewers ready for the night's action during the regular season, weekdays at 4:00 p.m. ET. He also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final, NHL Draft, NHL All-Star Game and Winter Classic.

E.J. Hradek joined NHL Network in his role, and NHL.com as a Senior Reporter working across the League's multiple media platforms, in May 2011.

Prior to arriving at NHL Network, E.J. spent 13 years as a Senior Writer for ESPN The Magazine. He was part of the original staff that helped launch the magazine in March 1998. During his time at ESPN, Hradek's work appeared across all the company's media platforms. He appeared as an NHL analyst for ESPN on SportsCenter, ESPN News, First Take and NHL 2Nite, and delivered daily columns for ESPN.com. Prior to leaving ESPN, he served as host of the company's hockey webcast, Inside the NHL.

From 1996-98, Hradek served as a part-time professional scout for the Dallas Stars, filing reports on more than 100 NHL and AHL games per season during that span. That experience afforded him a unique look at the game from the inside.

Hradek began his professional career through opportunities with SportsTicker, Sterling Publications, the New York Post, Beckett Hockey Monthly and SportsFan Online starting in the late 1980s.

Hradek's experience as a player dates to his college days at Pace University, where he captained and later coached the school's club hockey team. A lifelong "rink rat," Hradek fondly remembers some long afternoons of outdoor hockey on the frozen lakes and ponds in Westchester, New York. These days, he attempts to bring that same enthusiasm for the game to his work.

Billy Jaffe | Analyst

Billy Jaffe is an analyst appearing across NHL Network's programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Jaffe also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Winter Classic.

In addition to his work for NHL Network, Jaffe is an NHL studio analyst for NESN and Sportsnet. Jaffe has also served as a game analyst for ESPN's NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Prior to joining NESN and Sportsnet, Jaffe served as a college hockey analyst for the Big Ten Network and contributed to their coverage of the "The Big Chill" event at the University of Michigan, which was a game played outdoors at the school's football stadium. The event set a record for the number of fans at a hockey game.

Jaffe previously served as the MSG Network analyst for the New York Islanders from 2006 through 2010. Following the 2006-07 season, Jaffe received the New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Analyst. While with the Islanders, Jaffe was a regular on MSG Network's Hockey Night Live studio show, plus he contributed to SiriusXM's NHL Live program.

Prior to joining the Islanders, Jaffe served as the radio analyst for the Atlanta Thrashers and contributed to their TV broadcasts for seven years. Jaffe began his broadcast career in 1998 as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks radio team on WMAQ. Jaffe played collegiate hockey for the University of Michigan from 1987-89.

Mike Johnson | Analyst

Mike Johnson is an analyst appearing across NHL Network's programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Johnson also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final.

Johnson is a 12-year NHL veteran, having played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues. Johnson was selected to the NHL All-Rookie team for the 1997-98 season, when he scored 15 goals and added 32 assists as a forward. The following season, Johnson scored 20 goals for the Maple Leafs, a mark he would reach again for the Coyotes in the 2002-03 season.

Johnson graduated from Bowling Green State University.

Mike Kelly | Insider

Mike Kelly is an insider appearing across NHL Network's programming, including On The Fly.

Kelly joined NHL Network in 2017 and most recently served as an on-site reporter for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Edmonton.

In addition to his role with NHL Network, Kelly is a director and analyst at Sportlogiq, an industry leading hockey analytics company. Prior to his television work, Kelly provided statistical analysis on contract negotiations to NHLPA certified agents. Through player development with professional and junior hockey players, Kelly has conducted workshops with the NHL, AHL and major junior coaches on how to best apply a data-driven approach to strategy and scouting.

A native of Manotick, Ontario, Kelly's broadcast career has included analyst roles with Leafs TV (2015-2017), TSN 690 for the Laval Rockets and Montreal Canadiens (2017-2018), and TSN for its national hockey coverage (2017-2019).

In 2010, Kelly worked the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver with CTV before doing color commentary for the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. Kelly currently resides in Montreal.

Steve Konroyd

Steve Konroyd | Analyst

Former NHL defenseman Steve Konroyd is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

Konroyd, an Ontario native, played in the NHL for 14 years between 1981-95. Konroyd was drafted 39th overall in the 1980 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames and made his professional debut the following year. Konroyd was a key player on the 1985 Canada National Team, leading them to a silver medal at that year's World Championships. Konroyd joined the national team again in 1991 and won another silver medal at the World Championships. After his retirement in 1997, Konroyd became the Phoenix Coyotes' first ever radio color analyst. Since 2005, he has served as a TV studio analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks on NBC.

Bill Lindsay

Bill Lindsay | Analyst

Bill Lindsay is an analyst appearing across NHL Network's studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

After being selected in the fifth round of the 1991 NHL Draft, Lindsay played 506 games as a member of the Florida Panthers, including playing a key role in Florida's 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance.

In addition to his work for NHL Network, the 14-year NHL veteran Lindsay is the color analyst for WQAM, the Panthers' radio network.

Lindsay previously served as the Panthers television analyst for FOX Sports Florida for seven years. He began his broadcasting career in 2007 as a member of the Panthers' radio team.

Lindsay is also the lead on-ice instructor for Florida's Try Hockey for Free youth hockey program and serves as an alumni ambassador for the Panthers Alumni.

Tony Luftman

Tony Luftman | Host

Tony Luftman is a host appearing across NHL Network's programming, including the flagship program NHL Tonight. Luftman also hosts NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game and Winter Classic.

Luftman's love for hockey began as a four-year old when he watched the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team win the gold medal in Lake Placid, New York.

Over the course of his career in broadcasting, Luftman has covered the NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, MMA, college sports and WWE. The Los Angeles, California native made the leap to national network assignments with CBS Sports Network's Lead Off, ROME and college basketball coverage.

Luftman graduated from UCLA with a degree in history, where he spent four seasons as a team manager for the Bruin Basketball team and two summers as a team manager for USA Basketball. His career highlights were being a member of UCLA's 1995 NCAA Championship team and the 1996 USA Basketball Under-22 World Championship team, which captured a gold medal.

Kelly Nash | Host

Kelly Nash is a studio host for NHL Network, appearing on the nightly game recap show On The Fly.

In addition to her role with NHL Network, Nash is also a studio host for MLB Network, appearing across multiple studio programs.

Prior to joining NHL Network in March of 2015, Nash served as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports Florida, covering the Tampa Bay Rays, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. Before joining FOX Sports Florida, Nash began her career with the ACC Digital Network as a production assistant and host.

Nash graduated with a Master's in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University and a Master's in TV Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami.

Stephen Nelson

Stephen Nelson | Host

Stephen Nelson is a studio host for NHL Network, appearing on NHL Now, NHL Tonight and On The Fly.

In addition to his role with NHL Network, Nelson is a studio host for MLB Network, appearing across its programming. Nelson, who was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" in sports list in 2016, previously served as a studio and field host for Bleacher Report.

Nelson also worked as an anchor and reporter at KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon, covering the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers. Nelson also served as studio host, color commentator and play-by-play broadcaster for the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Nelson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chapman University, with a degree in broadcast journalism and public relations.

Mark Parrish | Analyst

Twelve-year NHL veteran Mark Parrish is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight.

Drafted in the third round by the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, Parrish began his NHL career with the Florida Panthers before joining the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, before finishing his career with the Buffalo Sabres. With the Islanders, Parrish appeared in three consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs (2001-02 to 2003-04) where he amassed seven points over the course of 17 games played.

In February 2006, Parrish was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in Torino, Italy, where he played alongside his Islanders teammates Rick DiPietro and Jason Blake and for his former coach Peter Laviolette. A 2002 NHL All-Star, Parrish collected 216 goals, 171 assists and 387 points in 722 games played throughout his NHL career. Prior to his dozen years in the NHL, Parrish played professional hockey for the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds and college hockey for the St. Cloud State Huskies, where he was an All-American in 1997.

In addition to his role at NHL Network, Parrish currently serves as a contributor on KFAN Radio's The Power Trip in Minneapolis/St. Paul and as the head coach of the boy's hockey team at Orono High School in his native Minnesota. Named head coach in 2015, Parrish led the Orono Spartans to the Minnesota State High School League championship in 2018.

Jackie Redmond

Jackie Redmond | Host & Reporter

Jackie Redmond is an NHL Network studio host and reporter, currently serving as a co-host of NHL Now, getting viewers ready for the night's action during the regular season, weekdays at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Prior to arriving at NHL Network, Redmond spent six years as an anchor for Canada's Sportsnet. During her time at Sportsnet, Redmond hosted a variety of studio programs, including the flagship show "Sportsnet Central," plus "Misplays of the Month," "Plays of the Month," and "Hockey Central Playoff Xtra."

Redmond, a London, Ontario native and lifelong hockey fan, began her professional career by winning "Gillette DRAFTED 3: The Search for Canada's Next Sportscaster" in 2011, becoming the first female winner in the show's history.

Redmond received her diploma in Broadcast Journalism and a degree in Media Communications from Guelph-Humber (a collaboration between the University of Guelph and Humber College) in Toronto.

Dave Reid

Dave Reid | Analyst

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Dave Reid is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its studio programing, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Reid also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the NHL Draft and World Junior Championship.

Reid scored 369 points in 961 career NHL games and was a key contributor to the 1999 Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars and the 2001 Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.

In addition to his role at NHL Network, Reid contributes to TSN's hockey coverage.

Prior to NHL Network, Reid served as the general manager of the OHL's Peterborough Pirates from 2010-12.

Mike Rupp

Mike Rupp | Analyst

Mike Rupp, a 14-year NHL veteran forward and Stanley Cup champion, is an NHL Network analyst appearing across its programming, including the flagship program NHL Tonight. Rupp also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final, Winter Classic, Stadium Series and NHL All-Star Game.

During his playing career, Rupp scored the clinching goal for the New Jersey Devils in Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Final against the Anaheim Ducks. In addition to the 2003 Stanley Cup run with the Devils, Rupp skated in the playoffs with the Devils again in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2010 and 2011, the New York Rangers in 2012 and the Minnesota Wild in 2013.

Adnan Virk

Adnan Virk | Host

Adnan Virk is an NHL Network host, appearing across NHL Network's studio programming.

Prior to joining NHL Network in March 2019, Virk worked at ESPN as a studio host for Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. Virk also spent seven years with The Score in Canada, where he hosted several programs for the 24-hour sports network. Virk began his career at TSN in 1998 as a producer.

Prior to joining TSN, Virk studied radio and television arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Erika Wachter

Erika Wachter | Host

Erika Wachter is a studio host for NHL Network, appearing across its studio programming.

Alongside this role, Wachter also appears across MLB Network and has been the studio host for the New Jersey Devils on MSG Network since 2018. Wachter previously served as a sports reporter and host for Fox 5 from 2016-18 and was a University of Connecticut sports reporter from 2014-15. Wachter made her NHL Network debut in October 2021 on On the Fly.

As a former Division I field hockey player, Wachter brings a unique player's perspective to her hosting. Wachter earned her Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Marketing and Psychology from Syracuse University in 2012.

Kevin Weekes

Kevin Weekes | Analyst

With more than 14 years of professional hockey experience, including 11 NHL seasons, former goaltender Kevin Weekes brings his unique knowledge to NHL Network as an analyst across its programming, including the flagship studio show NHL Tonight. Weekes also contributes to NHL Network's special event coverage, including the Stanley Cup Final, NHL Draft, Winter Classic, Stadium Series and NHL All-Star Game.

A second-round draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 1993, Weekes played 348 regular season games with the Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. Weekes helped lead the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup Final in 2002, and is the Hurricanes' all-time leader in playoff goals against average and save percentage.

As one of the NHL's most charitable players, the Toronto native is dedicated to numerous causes and initiatives throughout North America, including Sky's the Limit, a unique initiative that benefits students in under-resourced communities by providing them with refurbished computers, as well as the Herbert Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, which assists youth and adults to attain the highest level of achievement within their capabilities. Weekes is also heavily involved in charitable work in his parents' native Barbados, where he hosts the annual Kevin Weekes Celebrity Charity Golf Classic, which raises funds for youth charities in both Barbados and Toronto.

In addition to his role at NHL Network, Weekes serves as a contributor to NHL.com.