Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean Sign Multi-Year Extensions With Sportsnet

TORONTO (February 14, 2013) Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean, two of the most knowledgeable and engaging personalities in hockey today, have both signed multi-year extensions with Sportsnet. Known for their distinctive insight, analysis, and opinions, Kypreos and MacLean will continue as two of the leading analysts on Sportsnet’s HOCKEY CENTRAL and Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Hockey Central @ Noon, and will also continue to make regular appearances on Connected.

“Nick and Doug are cornerstones of Sportsnet’s hockey coverage,” said Scott Woodgate, Vice-President, News and Information, Sportsnet. “As two of the nation’s top hockey analysts, they’ve seen it, done it and been there when it comes to all things NHL-related. They bring a tremendous amount of talent, expertise and personality to Sportsnet, and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with them.”

Kypreos, one of the network’s original hockey analysts, is synonymous with the Sportsnet brand, having been with the network since its inception in 1998. Known for breaking big trades and providing unique insider news, analysis, scoops, insights and reaction, the feisty and charismatic 1994 Stanley Cup Champion has covered all things hockey on the network including the NHL, HOCKEY CENTRAL Trade Deadline, Friday Night Hockey, MasterCard Memorial Cup and AHL. Kypreos played eight seasons in the NHL (1989-97) with the Washington Capitals, Hartford Whalers, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

“There’s no place I’d rather be,” said Kypreos. “I’ve been at Sportsnet since day one, and it’s like a second family to me – the people I work for and with are the best in the business. It’s an exciting time to be at Sportsnet, the sky’s the limit from here!”

Prior to joining Sportsnet in 2008, MacLean enjoyed 22 years in the NHL as a coach, general manager and club president. His work behind the bench with the Florida Panthers earned MacLean the Hockey News Coach of the Year Award (1995-96), recognition as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award (1995-96) and two consecutive stints as head coach of the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 1996 and 1997. Bringing a different perspective on the inner workings of the NHL and the sport of hockey following his time with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings, MacLean’s experience, combined with his attention-grabbing personality, has turned him into a fan-favourite.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said MacLean. “It’s a privilege to work at Sportsnet and to talk hockey for a living. I love being around the game of hockey and engaging with our listeners and viewers. Plus, this gives me a few more years of busting on Millard and Kypreos in front of a national audience!”

This season, Sportsnet continues as Canada’s prime destination for all things hockey, featuring both Kypreos and MacLean, and providing unparalleled, 360° coverage of the country’s beloved sport including 222 NHL games across television and radio, HOCKEY CENTRAL @ Noon, HOCKEY CENTRAL and CHL Friday Night Hockey. Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holders for the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

 

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Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook.  Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series.  Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®,  Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UFEA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women.  Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.