- Steve Cangialosi stepped down after 11 seasons as the main television play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Devils in order to focus on his soccer work. He will be succeeded by Bill Spaulding, previously an NBC and ESPN freelancer who had served as the television voice of Boston College’s hockey team.
- Hall of Famer Rick Jeanneret, who had been with the Buffalo Sabres since the 1971-72 season, retired after working a 20-game schedule in 2021-22. Dan Dunleavy, Jeanneret’s backup for the last nine seasons, takes the play-by-play role on the television/radio simulcast full-time.
- Hall of Famer Pat Foley retired from Chicago Blackhawks TV broadcasts after 39 non-consecutive seasons with the team. After an open audition during the season to find his successor, Big Ten Network’s Chris Vosters won the job. Vosters and Spaulding, both 31, are the first two full-time NHL announcers born in the 1990s.
- The play-by-play chair wasn’t the only change in Chicago. Longtime color commentator Eddie Olczyk’s contract expired after the 2021-22 season, and he elected to join his old friend John Forslund with the Seattle Kraken. Kraken analyst J.T. Brown moves to the Inside-the-Glass role, and will return to the booth when Olczyk has TNT NHL or NBC horse racing duties.
- To replace Olczyk, the Blackhawks looked internal. Radio color commentator Troy Murray and studio analyst Patrick Sharp, both former players for the team, will split TV duties. Caley Chelios, the daughter of ESPN studio contributor Chris Chelios, will provide color on radio when Murray is working on TV.
- Winnipeg Jets TV announcer Dennis Beyak, who had been with the team since they moved from Atlanta, relocated to Toronto and will finish out his broadcasting career calling international hockey for TSN. His successor in Winnipeg will be Montreal Canadiens radio announcer Dan Robertson, who now moves to TV on a full-time basis.
- Robertson’s replacement in Montreal has not officially been announced, but his previous backup, Sean Campbell, appears to be a likely candidate.
- The San Jose Sharks will return to their former strategy of rotating their color commentators between TV and radio. Drew Remenda, in his third stint on the Sharks’ broadcast team, joins Bret Hedican in a close-to-even split after working primarily in the studio last year.
- Ray Ferraro, TSN’s color commentator for Toronto Maple Leafs games since 2014-15, left the network in his home country to focus on his work as ESPN’s lead analyst. Former Leaf Mike Johnson is expected to take over Ferraro’s games after having previously called part of TSN’s schedule for the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.
- Vancouver Canucks radio analyst Corey Hirsch left the broadcasting world to focus on his advocacy for mental health. His successor has not been announced officially, but it is believed to be Hockey Night Punjabi host Randip Janda.
NHL 2022-23 SCHEDULE – PREPARED BY JAKE BASKIN
TV: John Ahlers, Brian Hayward
Radio: Steve Carroll, Dan Wood
TV: Matt McConnell, Tyson Nash
Radio: Bob Heethuis, Lyndsey Fry
TV: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley
Radio: Judd Sirott, Bob Beers
Simulcast: Dan Dunleavy, Rob Ray
TV: Rick Ball, Kelly Hrudey or Cassie Campbell-Pascall
Radio: Derek Wills, Peter Loubardias
Simulcast: Mike Maniscalco, Tripp Tracy
TV: Chris Vosters, Patrick Sharp or Troy Murray
Radio: John Wiedeman, Troy Murray or Caley Chelios
TV: Marc Moser, Peter McNab
Radio: Conor McGahey (Peter McNab does color on national games)
TV: Jeff Rimer, Jody Shelley
Radio: Bob McElligott (Jody Shelley does color on national games)
Simulcast: Josh Bogorad, Daryl Reaugh
TV: Ken Daniels, Mickey Redmond or Chris Osgood
Radio: Ken Kal, Paul Woods
TV: Jack Michaels, Louie DeBrusk
Radio: Cam Moon or Jack Michaels, Bob Stauffer
TV: Steve Goldstein, Randy Moller
Radio: Doug Plagens, Bill Lindsay
TV: Alex Faust, Jim Fox
Radio: Nick Nickson, Daryl Evans
TV: Anthony LaPanta, Wes Walz or Ryan Carter
Radio: Joe O’Donnell, Tom Reid
TV: Bryan Mudryk, Dave Poulin or Craig Button
Radio: Sean Campbell or Peter Ruttgaizer, Sergio Momesso
TV: Willy Daunic, Chris Mason
Radio: Pete Weber, Hal Gill
TV: Bill Spaulding, Ken Daneyko
Radio: Matt Loughlin, Glenn “Chico” Resch
TV: Brendan Burke, Butch Goring
Radio: Chris King, Greg Picker
TV: Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti
Radio: Kenny Albert or Don La Greca, Dave Maloney
TV: Gord Miller or Jon Abbott, Jamie McLennan
Radio: Dean Brown, Gord Wilson
TV: Jim Jackson, Keith Jones or Brian Boucher
Radio: Tim Saunders, Steve Coates
TV: Steve Mears, Bob Errey
Radio: Josh Getzoff, Phil Bourque
TV: Randy Hahn, Bret Hedican or Drew Remenda
Radio: Dan Rusanowsky, Drew Remenda or Bret Hedican
TV: John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk or J.T. Brown
Radio: Everett Fitzhugh, Dave Tomlinson
TV: John Kelly, Darren Pang or Jamie Rivers
Radio: Chris Kerber, Joe Vitale
TV: Dave Randorf, Brian Engblom
Radio: Dave Mishkin, Phil Esposito
TV: Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson or Gord Miller, Mike Johnson
Radio: Joe Bowen, Jim Ralph
TV: John Shorthouse, John Garrett
Radio: Brendan Batchelor, Randip Janda
TV: Dave Goucher, Shane Hnidy
Radio: Dan D’Uva, Gary Lawless
TV: Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin
Radio: John Walton, Ken Sabourin
TV: Dan Robertson, Kevin Sawyer
Radio: Paul Edmonds, Jamie Thomas
Lead team: Sean McDonough, Ray Ferraro
Other announcers: Steve Levy, John Buccigross, Bob Wischusen, Leah Hextall, Mike Monaco (PxP), Brian Boucher, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kevin Weekes, Ryan Callahan, AJ Mleczko, Dominic Moore (Color)
Lead team: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Keith Jones
Other announcers: Brendan Burke, John Forslund (PxP), Darren Pang, Jennifer Botterill (Color)
Lead team: E.J. Hradek, Kevin Weekes
Other announcers: Stephen Nelson (PxP), Mike Rupp, Dave Reid, Mike Johnson (Color)
Lead team: Chris Cuthbert, Craig Simpson
Other announcers: Harnarayan Singh, John Bartlett, Rick Ball, Leah Hextall (PxP), Louie DeBrusk, Greg Millen, Garry Galley, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Sam Cosentino (Color)