JOIN NHL NETWORK’S ON-AIR TALENT LINEUP
- September 20, 2017 – NHL Network today announced that 2009 Stanley Cup-winning head coach Dan Bylsma, three-time Stanley Cup champion Ken Daneyko, 14-year NHL veteran Stu Grimson, and former Sportsnet anchor Jackie Redmond have joined its roster of on-air talent appearing across its studio programming. Bylsma, Daneyko and Grimson will contribute as studio analysts, and Redmond will serve as a studio host and reporter.
Bylsma, who served as a guest analyst on NHL Network during the 2017 and 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, played in 429 games in his nine-year NHL career before moving to behind the bench as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009 – 2014) and Buffalo Sabres (2015 – 2017). In the spring of 2009, Bylsma was named head coach of the Penguins, who went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals in seven games. Bylsma, who guided the Penguins to the playoffs for six straight seasons, was honored with the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year following the 2010-2011 season. Bylsma also coached the 2014 U.S. Men’s Hockey Team to the semifinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Daneyko, who most recently served as a guest analyst on NHL Network during the 2016-2017 regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs, played in a New Jersey Devils franchise-record 1,458 career games during his 20-year NHL career. Drafted 18th overall in 1982, the Windsor, Ontario native skated in 175 playoff games, winning three Stanley Cups and earning the nickname “Mr. Devil.” Daneyko has contributed to MSG Networks’ Devils coverage for the last 12 years, including the last three seasons as the in-game color analyst, a role he will continue this season.
Grimson played in 771 games across his 14-year 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 (1989-1990), before joining seven different organizations. Following retirement in 2002, Grimson earned his law degree at the University of Memphis and later served as in-house counsel to the NHL Players' Association from 2006 – 2008. Grimson went on to serve as a color analyst on the Predators’ radio network for six seasons (2008–2014) before contributing to Fox Sports Tennessee’s Predators coverage for the last three seasons.
Redmond joins NHL Network following six years as the host of a variety of studio programs on Canada’s Sportsnet, including the flagship show “Sportsnet Central,” plus “Misplays of the Month,” “Plays of the Month,” and “Hockey Central Playoff Xtra. ”Prior to joining Sportsnet, Redmond, a London, Ontario native and lifelong hockey fan, won “Gillette DRAFTED 3: The Search for Canada’s Next Sportscaster” in 2011, becoming the first female winner in the show’s history.
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