MSG NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL PROGRAMMING TO
PREVIEW THE UPCOMING NHL DRAFT AND START OF FREE AGENCY
Special Rangers Draft Previews to Start Airing In New Episodes of “MSG Rangers Shorts,” Beginning on Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm ET, Featuring Interviews with Rangers President John Davidson; Complete “Rangers Draft Preview” Show to Air on Monday, October 5th at 8:00pm ET
“MSG’s NHL Draft Special” to Air Live on Tuesday, October 6th at 8:00pm ET with Real-Time
Analysis and Expert Commentary from Rangers and Devils Broadcasters During the Draft
“MSG’s NHL Free Agency Preview” to Air on Thursday, October 8th at 8:00pm ET, Followed by
“MSG’s NHL Free Agency Special” on Friday, October 9th at 8:00pm ET,
Featuring Live Updates from the First Day of Free Agency
New York, NY (October 1, 2020) – With the 2020 NHL Draft and NHL free agency period set to begin next week, MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) today announced new programming to get fans ready for all the upcoming offseason activity. The draft coverage will include special preview programming for the Rangers, who hold the first overall selection in this year’s NHL Draft taking place on Tuesday, October 6th.
The network’s draft previews will begin to air in segments within new episodes of “MSG Rangers Shorts” this Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm ET, followed by new episodes at 6:30pm ET on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd. The previews will feature Rangers broadcasters John Giannone, Joe Micheletti and Steve Valiquette breaking down the play of some of the top prospects in the draft that the Rangers might target with the first overall pick. Rangers President John Davidson will also join the draft preview coverage on Thursday and Friday, where he will provide tremendous insight into the current state of the Rangers and reaction on some of the organization’s recent moves involving Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal.
The official “Rangers Draft Preview” show with John Giannone, Joe Micheletti and Steve Valiquette will then air on Monday, October 5th at 8:00pm ET, featuring an interview with John Davidson.
Viewers can then tune in the following night on Tuesday, October 6th at 8:00pm for “MSG’s NHL Draft Special,” featuring live commentary from John Giannone, Steve Valiquette and Devils broadcasters Erika Wachter and Bryce Salvador. The network’s draft show will include real-time analysis of the top pick made by both the Rangers and Devils, who will be selecting first and seventh overall respectively. The Rangers will also pick 22nd in the first round, with the Devils selecting 18th and 20th as well.
On the eve of the start of free agency, on Thursday, October 8th at 8:00pm ET, the network will also air “MSG’s NHL Free Agency Preview,” with Rangers broadcasters John Giannone, Steve Valiquette, Islanders broadcasters Shannon Hogan and Butch Goring and Devils broadcasters Erika Wachter and Ken Daneyko providing viewers with an inside look into the potential moves and roster decisions facing the Rangers, Islanders and Devils this offseason. They will then return the following night for “MSG’s NHL Free Agency Special,” which will air live on Friday, October 9th at 8:00pm ET and highlight the latest news and updates from the first day of free agency.
The draft and free agency programming airing each night will also be available for viewing on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.
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