Callahan joins NHL Network on-air lineup as studio analyst
Forward who played 13 NHL seasons debuts Oct. 16; 'NHL Now,' 'NHL Tonight,' 'On The Fly' returns opening nightby NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL
With one week to go until the start of the NHL® 2019-20 regular season, NHL Network™ today announced that 13-year NHL veteran Ryan Callahan has joined its roster of on-air personalities as a studio analyst. Callahan, who spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career with the New York Rangers (2006-14) - where he served as captain from 2011-14 - before joining the Tampa Bay Lightning (2014-19), will appear across NHL Network's studio programming and make his debut on Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET on NHL Tonight with Jamison Coyle and Kevin Weekes.
"I'm excited to join NHL Network, and look forward to providing my insight throughout the season" said Callahan. "This opportunity allows me to stay connected to the game and the great fans of the NHL as well."
Drafted in the fourth round by the Rangers in 2004, Callahan registered 186 goals and 200 assists in 757 regular season games, while collecting 20 goals and 19 assists in 121 Stanley Cup® Playoff games. A key contributor to the 2011-2012 Rangers, Callahan tallied six goals and four assists in 20 Stanley Cup® Playoff games before New York was defeated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the New Jersey Devils. Callahan competed in two Olympic Winter Games, winning a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and participating in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Games. In 2016, Callahan formed the Ryan Callahan Foundation, which helps provide moments of family unity to children and families battling pediatric cancer.
NHL Network's lineup of regular season programming returns Oct. 2 with NHL Now™ at 4:00 p.m. ET, hosted by E.J. Hradek and Jackie Redmond and a rotation of NHL Network analysts, including Mike Johnson and Brian Lawton. NHL Network's signature nightly show NHL Tonight™ returns at 6:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Tony Luftman and Jamison Coyle with analysts Stu Grimson, Lawton, Mike Rupp, Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Stevens and Kevin Weekes. On The Fly™, NHL Network's nightly highlight show of record, will air live as host Jamie Hersch recaps each night of the regular season.
Leading up to opening night of the regular season, NHL Network will televise the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge™ games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Eisbären Berlin on Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. ET from Berlin, Germany, and the Philadelphia Flyers' game against Lausanne HC will air live on Sept. 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET from Lausanne, Switzerland. NHL Network's regular season game schedule will begin with the 2019 NHL Global Series™ between the Blackhawks and Flyers on Oct. 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET, live from the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. On Oct. 7, reigning Stanley Cup® champion Ryan O'Reilly and the St. Louis Blues will visit John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m. ET. For the first time since their 2019 Stanley Cup® Playoffs First Round match up, the Maple Leafs will host the Boston Bruins on Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network's October game schedule is available here*.
Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp, the groundbreaking four-part, all-access NHL preseason docuseries, will premiere tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. Exclusive bonus content and clips from each episode of Behind The Glass will be shared by the NHL, NHL Network and the Flyers across their digital and social media platforms using #BehindTheGlass. Produced by NHL Network in association with NHL Original Productions, each episode of Behind The Glass will also re-air on Sportsnet as well as the NHL's platforms on YouTube, Facebook and IGTV.
Throughout the 2019 offseason, NHL Network ranked the top position players across the NHL with its Top 20 Centers Right Now, Top 20 Wings Right Now, Top 20 Defensemen Right Now and Top 10 Goalies Right Now countdowns. The player rankings will conclude with NHL Network's Top 50 Players Right Now: 10-1 on Sept. 29 at 6:00 p.m. ET. The five-part series features 16 Stanley Cup® champions, 10 #1 overall NHL Draft™ picks, seven Hart Memorial Trophy winners, five James Norris Memorial Trophy winners and four Vezina Trophy winners. The same night, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. ET, Tony Luftman, Brian Lawton and Mike Rupp will break down the Central and Pacific Divisions during NHL Tonight: Western Conference Preview. The next night, Luftman, Lawton and Rupp will dive into the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions for NHL Tonight: Eastern Conference Preview on Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
The season premiere of NHL Network's weekly show geared toward kids, NHL Network Ice Time, will air on Oct. 5 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT, featuring last year's Conn Smythe Trophy winner Ryan O'Reilly, along with Colton Parayko and Alex Pietrangelo of the Stanley Cup® champion St. Louis Blues and hosted by Darren Pang. Hosted by NHL Network analysts, the series includes one-on-one hockey demonstrations and conversations with some of the top players in the NHL, showcasing their personalities on and off the ice. NHL Network Ice Time will re-air on Sunday's at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT, and the interviews, animated features, and "rapid fire" question and answer segments from each episode will be shared across NHL Network's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
* Each 2019 NHL regular season game aired on NHL Network will be a carriage of local telecasts, including local announcers, and blacked out in each club's home market unless otherwise noted.
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