NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL®), Men in Blazers and Jägermeister today announced a partnership to introduce the new interview series: Men in Blazers On Ice presented by Jägermeister. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, starting March 4, interviews with some of the NHL's biggest stars, conducted by Roger Bennett of the critically-acclaimed international program "Men in Blazers," will be available for viewing on the NHL's social and digital channels, including YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and head coach Jon Cooper, and St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly will be among the guests who sit down with the inimitable Bennett.
"Men in Blazers On Ice joins a robust slate of NHL content that focuses on storytelling and showcases the personalities of our players and coaches," said NHL Chief Content Officer & Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. "What sets this series apart is Roger Bennett's playful but inquisitive interview style. His engaging and fun conversations with some of our biggest stars are a must watch for our audience. I learn something new every time Roger does an interview."
"I fell in love with the NHL the moment I moved from England to the United States, thanks to the magical Washington Capitals' collective of Olaf Kolzig, Peter Bondra and Craig Berube," said Bennett. "It is a total delight to sit down with the iconic figures of today's game and discuss the life lessons they've gleaned from career arcs so tenacious and human they transcend sport."
"The beauty of Roger is his passion, swagger, and ability to tell an irreverent story," said Chris Peddy, CMO of Jägermeister. "We are long-term partners with both Men in Blazers and the NHL. The way in which they bring people together to showcase the beauty and passion of sports comes through in this series."
Men in Blazers On Ice presented by Jägermeister Programming Schedule
Wednesday, March 4 - T.J. Oshie
Wednesday, March 11 - Auston Matthews
Wednesday, March 18 - Jon Cooper
Wednesday, March 25 - Ryan O'Reilly
Wednesday, April 1 - Victor Hedman
Select episodes will also air during NBCSN's Wednesday Night Hockey game broadcasts. Additional guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mayer and Bennett are the executive producers of the Men in Blazers On Ice presented by Jägermeister. Ross Bernard and Matt Nicholson are the producers.