FORMER NHL STARS RON DUGUAY AND KEN DANEYKO HOST EXCLUSIVE TALK SHOW ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
‘Ice Breakers’ airs Thursdays on SIRIUS XM Sports Nation
Exclusive weekly program reaches beyond the world of sports to cover lifestyle, entertainment and more
Duguay and Daneyko will host a special edition of the show from the NHL Store today
NEW YORK – April 22, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that former New York Rangers forward Ron Duguay and former New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko have teamed up to host Ice Breakers, a new weekly talk show on SIRIUS XM Radio. A lifestyle-themed show geared towards men, Ice Breakers will air Thursdays (7:00-9:00 pm ET) throughout the year on SIRIUS XM Sports Nation, SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143.
Duguay and Daneyko will host a special edition of Ice Breakers today from the NHL Powered By Reebok Store in Midtown Manhattan to discuss the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The show will air at 7:00 pm on SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143.
Ice Breakers will air weekly featuring Duguay and Daneyko sharing their thoughts on a wide array of topics covering health and lifestyle, relationships, sports and entertainment. As star athletes whose interests extend far beyond the world of sports, the pair talks about their own lives in and out of the public eye. Each week they’ll encourage callers around the country to phone in and be a part of the discussion, and will regularly welcome special guests to the show.
“I am extremely excited about this show,” said Duguay. “It gives me the opportunity to share my thoughts on all topics above and beyond sports. Allowing Kenny and I the ability to talk about any subject while incorporating our own personal experiences, which have been both good and bad and oftentimes funny, reinforces to our SIRIUS XM audience that we are just two regular guys. This is why I believe Ice Breakers will be entertaining and unlike any other show.”
“I haven’t been this excited since I won my first Stanley Cup Championship,” said Daneyko. “It’s an awesome opportunity to team up with Ron and talk about the many things that interest us both. The two of us have experienced so many ups and downs in our lives. We are older and wiser and can now look back and laugh with our listeners. No matter what you want to call us, The Odd Couple or even Beauty and the Beast, I know the listeners will find our show very entertaining.”
“Ron and Kenny are two all-time fan favorites and we’re thrilled to have them team up for the kind of show that you’re only going to find on SIRIUS XM,” said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS XM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “They played hard on the ice and have lived full lives off of it and now they have a place where they can sit back, share their many experiences, and have a fun and enlightening conversation with their audience.”
Ron Duguay was drafted 13th overall by the New York Rangers in 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He went on to play 12 NHL seasons for four teams (Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings) in which he compiled 274 goals and 346 assists. A productive offensive player, Duguay was known as much for his glamorous lifestyle as he was for his stick handling skills. One of the last players to play without a helmet, Duguay’s long flowing hair became a trademark and his fondness for the New York nightlife made him a celebrity off the ice. Following his final NHL season, in 1988-89, he continued his career as both a player and coach in the minor leagues. In 2003-04 he coached the World Hockey Association’s Jacksonville Barracudas to the league’s best record and a playoff championship. In addition to hosting Ice Breakers on SIRIUS XM, Duguay currently serves as an analyst for MSG Network.
Ken Daneyko was drafted 18th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1982 NHL Draft and went on to play every one of his 20 seasons with the club. Admired by hockey fans everywhere for his tenacious defense and hard-hitting approach to the game, Daneyko was one of the perennial faces of the franchise. Often called “Mr. Devil,” he helped lead the Devils to three Stanley Cup Championships before he retired after the team’s 2002-03 championship season. The Devils retired Daneyko’s #3 on March 24, 2006. In addition to hosting Ice Breakers on SIRIUS XM, Daneyko is a commentator for Devils broadcasts on MSG Plus.
For more information please visit www.sirius.com.