The National Hockey League now has an agreement in place that will help bring audio coverage of select regular season games and the Stanley Cup Finals to radio stations across the U.S.
Sports USA is now the NHL’s exclusive live national radio play-by-play partner, thanks to a three year agreement that ends following the 2024-2025 season.
Sports USA began broadcasting NHL games with the 2020-2021 season. It starts its 2021-2022 regular season coverage with the first-ever game from the newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken. They’ll play the league’s second-newest franchise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, on Tuesday (10/12).
Other regular season games on Sports USA include the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic, which features the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild at Target Field in Minneapolis on January 1, and the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series, which includes the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on February 26.
“We look forward to building on the success we had during our coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season and are thrilled to expand upon this partnership,” said Larry Kahn, Sports USA’s founder and CEO. “The NHL has a loyal and passionate fan base and we couldn’t be more excited about the next four years.”
In addition to terrestrial radio, the live broadcasts will also be distributed digitally via Tune-In, SiriusXM and other NHL digital partners, as well as SportsUSAMedia.com.
The company’s connection to the NHL began last February with its coverage of the 2021 NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe, featuring two regular-season outdoor games played at Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nev. and continued through the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final.