MSG NETWORKS TO TELECAST
LIVE RANGERS PRACTICE
“Rangers Training Camp Live” – Thursday, September 28 at 11:30 a.m.
One-Hour Special to Give Blueshirts Fans Behind the Scene Look at the 2017-18 Team,
Plus Interviews with Head Coach Alain Vigneault and Rangers Players
New York, NY (September 26, 2017) – MSG Networks will telecast “Rangers Training Camp Live,” a live, exclusive look at the team’s training camp session from the MSG Training Center on Thursday, September 28 starting at 11:30 a.m. The hour-long special will be repeated on MSG later that evening at 10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Al Trautwig, “Rangers Training Camp Live” will offer fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at a Rangers training camp session, including practice, drills and team scrimmage. The show will also feature interviews with players and coaches, including head coach Alain Vigneault, and analysis and a season preview from MSG’s Rangers voices, including Sam Rosen, Joe Micheletti, and John Giannone.
The puck drops for the Rangers’ opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a matchup against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden. Coverage of the opener begins at 6:30pm on MSG.
Sam Rosen, the recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame, returns for his 34th season as the play-by-play voice of the Rangers and will be joined by in-game analyst Joe Micheletti, back for his 12th season. Al Trautwig will serve as host of Rangers telecasts for all home games and Bill Pidto will handle host responsibilities for all road games. John Giannone will resume his reporter duties for all Rangers games while a rotation of expert analysts will handle pregame, intermission, and postgame analysis including Steve Valiquette, Ron Duguay and Dave Maloney. All Rangers games will also appear on ESPN 98.7 radio with versatile play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert calling the action and the aforementioned former Rangers great and captain Maloney handling the analysis. Don La Greca will serve as back up play-by-play announcer for games on ESPN 98.7.
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
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