Mark Messier has won six Stanley Cups and now he’s hoping to win six EMMYs as an in-studio NHL analyst with ESPN. Messier will kick start his broadcast run when play resumes during the 2021-2022 NHL season.
“The game of hockey, and the NHL, have afforded me an enormous opportunity, success and experiences on the ice and in my life,” Messier said about his new career with ESPN.
“My passion for the game is as strong as it has ever been and I am looking forward to sharing that passion, plus my insights and analysis with the sport’s incredible fans. The NHL is beginning a new era with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company — with an exciting, evolving game and phenomenally talented players — and I am thrilled to be a part of the team.”
Messier arrives shortly after ESPN signed a seven-year multiplatform deal with the NHL. As a result, the NHL will return to the network for the first time in more than 15 years.
“Mark has been one of the NHL’s biggest and most iconic stars, and we are ecstatic to have him be a large part of our upcoming hockey coverage,” Norby Williamson of ESPN said.
“As a six-time Stanley Cup Champion, he will bring incredible insight, knowledge and analysis to ESPN and The Walt Disney Company that will both resonate with fans, and connect more and more of them to the game and to the league.”