It's a special anniversary for Carolina Hurricanes
center Eric Staal
, and he'll spend it with NHL Live!
It was four years and one day ago that the two-time NHL All-Star scored his first NHL hat trick, and he'll talk about that and more Thursday with co-hosts Deb Placey and E.J. Hradek.
NHL Live! can be seen from noon-2 p.m. ET on NHL Network and NHL.com, and can be heard on XM Radio.
Another special guest Thursday is Hall of Famer Johnny Bower, who played with and without a mask during his 15 NHL seasons.
Also joining the show today is TSN hockey analyst Mike Milbury
, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Greg Millen.
Thursday also marks another weekly installment of the NHL Hour with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
On today's show, the commissioner will be joined by Luc Robitaille
, who will talk about his upcoming induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and reminisce about his incredible career. Robitaille is the all-time leader among left wings with 668 goals and 1,394 points.
Deb Placey will co-host with the commissioner.
The NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman can be heard from 4-5 p.m. ET on NHL.com and XM Radio.