NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2017 – Raise your sticks! In conjunction with NBC Sports, Westwood One will present live play-by-play coverage of the National Hockey League, continuing throughout the season until a Stanley Cup Champion is crowned.

Westwood One’s NHL coverage began with the Winter Classic on January 2nd. In addition, this season’s NHL package consists of the following nationally featured games:

  • NHL All-Star Game (Staples Center, Los Angeles)
  • 4 Regular Season Games
    • St. Louis at Detroit, February 15
    • Washington at N.Y. Rangers, February 19
    • Boston at Anaheim, February 22
    • Pittsburgh at Chicago, March 1
  • Playoff Game of the Week
  • Eastern/Western Conference Finals
  • Stanley Cup Final

This year’s All-Star game will be played on Sunday afternoon, January 29th, 2017 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Westwood One/NBC Sports Radio will then broadcast four regular season games in February and March, a Playoff Game of the Week starting in April, as well as the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL programming will be available on NBC Sports Radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on,, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio (213/Sirius and 202/XM), and the TuneIn digital radio platform.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will serve as NBC Sports Radio’s primary broadcast crew, including the Winter Classic, the All-Star Game, and the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Albert calls regular-season and post-season NHL games on NBC and NBCSN and has served as a hockey play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports at four Winter Olympics. He is also the radio play-by-play voice for the New York Rangers. Micheletti serves as an analyst for NBC Sports Group’s NHL regular-season and post-season coverage, and is a TV analyst for the New York Rangers as well. He began his broadcasting career in 1985 as part of the St. Louis Blues radio team.

About Westwood One Sports

Westwood One Sports is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to the NHL, Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987. Its other properties include the Olympics; NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments and the Final Four; the Masters; and the Men’s and Women’s College World Series; NCAA football; The Triple Crown; and other marquee sports events. Westwood One also distributes NBC Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at and Twitter at For more information, visit


NBC Sports Radio, produced and distributed by Westwood One in partnership with NBC Sports Group, is carried by more than 400 affiliates nationwide. Programming is available 24/7 on radio affiliates throughout the United States, as well as on,, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio (213/Sirius and 202/XM), the TuneIn digital radio platform, and on the websites of affiliates. Content includes hourly sports news updates, daily features, and long-form shows. Follow @NBCSportsRadio and to listen live or on demand, or to find a station, visit

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit

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