Broadcast teams

ESPN did not have fixed broadcast teams during 1985–86 season. Sam RosenKen WilsonJim Hughson, Dan KellyMike Lange, Jiggs McDonald, Jim Kelly, and Mike Patrick handled play-by-play and Mickey RedmondBill ClementJohn DavidsonPhil Esposito, and Brad Park provided color commentary.

Season Broadcasters
1986–87
  1. Ken Wilson (regular season)/Mike Emrick (playoffs)-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen or Rick Peckham-John Davidson
  3. Ken Wilson-Mike Liut
1987–88
  1. Mike Emrick or Bruce Buchanan-Bill Clement
  2. Sam Rosen-Phil Esposito
1992–93
  1. Gary Thorne-Jim Schoenfeld (regular season)/Bill Clement (playoffs)
  2. Tom Mees-John Davidson, Jim Schoenfeld, Brian Engblom, or Darren Pang
1993–94
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-John Davidson, Jim Schoenfeld, Brian Engblom, or Darren Pang
  3. Sean McDonough-Brian Engblom
  4. Steve Levy-Joe Micheletti
1994–95
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1995–96
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Tom Mees-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1996–97
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang
  3. Steve Levy-Brian Engblom
  4. Joe Beninati-Barry Melrose
1997–98
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Dave Strader-Darren Pang (regular season); Steve Levy-Darren Pang (playoffs)
  3. Dave Ryan-Brian Engblom (regular season); Dave Strader-Brian Engblom (playoffs)
  4. Dave Ryan-Brian Hayward
1998–99
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti/Ed Olczyk
  5. Joe Beninati-Rick Bowness
1999–2000
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti/Ed Olczyk
  6. JP Dellacamera-Jim Schoenfeld
2000–01
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement
  2. Steve Levy-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith or Tony Twist
2001–02
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Jim Schoenfeld
  5. Dave Ryan-Joe Micheletti
  6. Joe Beninati-Neil Smith
2002–03
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. Jack Edwards-Neil Smith
  5. Dave Ryan-Denis Potvin
2003–04
  1. Gary Thorne-Bill Clement-John Davidson
  2. Steve Levy-Barry Melrose-Darren Pang
  3. Dave Strader-Brian Engblom
  4. JP Dellacamera-Neil Smith
  5. Joe Beninati-Dwayne Roloson
  6. Dave Ryan-Denis Potvin

Stanley Cup playoffs

Year Round Teams Games Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Ice level reporter(s)
1986 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 4–5 Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 1 Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Game 3 Jim Kelly
Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Minnesota-St. Louis Game 2 Ken Wilson (Game 4)
Mike Lange (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New York Rangers Games 1–2, 4–6 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 6)
Mike Lange (Games 2, 4)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement (Game 1)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement (Games 2, 4–6)
Montreal-Hartford Games 3, 7 Jiggs McDonald (Game 3)
Ken Wilson (Game 7)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Edmonton-Calgary Games 2, 4–7 Mike Lange (Games 2, 7)
Jim Hughson (Games 4–6)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement Jim Kelly
Conference finals Montreal-New York Rangers Games 1–5 Ken Wilson (Games 1, 3)
Jiggs McDonald (Game 2)
Mike Lange (Games 4–5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
Calgary-St. Louis Games 1–7 Jim Hughson (Games 1, 3, 5)
Mike Lange (Game 2)
Ken Wilson (Games 4, 6)
Sam Rosen (Game 7)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement
1987 Divisional semifinals Philadelphia-New York Rangers Games 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick (Games 3, 6)

Ken Wilson (Game 4)

Bill Clement
Washington-New York Islanders Game 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement Tom Mees
Hartford-Quebec Game 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Montreal-Boston Games 1–2 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Philadelphia-New York Islanders Games 2, 4–7 Mike Emrick (Games 2-5, 7)

Ken Wilson (Game 6)

Bill Clement
Montreal-Quebec Game 1 Ken Wilson Bill Clement
Detroit-Toronto Games 5–7 Sam Rosen (Game 5)
Tom Mees (Games 6–7)
John Davidson (Game 5)
Mickey Redmond and Bill Clement (Games 6–7)
Edmonton-Winnipeg Games 2–4 Rick Peckham (Game 2)

Ken Wilson (Game 3)
Sam Rosen (Game 4)

John Davidson
Conference finals Philadelphia-Montreal Games 1–6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1–5 Ken Wilson Mike Liut
1988 Divisional semifinals New York Islanders-New Jersey Games 1, 3–4, 6 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Washington-Philadelphia Games 2, 5, 7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Divisional finals Washington-New Jersey Games 1, 3, 6–7 Mike Emrick (Games 1, 7)

Sam Rosen (Games 3, 6)

Bill Clement (Games 1, 7)

Phil Esposito (Games 3, 6)

Montreal-Boston Games 2, 4–5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito
Detroit-St. Louis Games 2, 5 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Calgary-Edmonton Games 1, 3–4 Bruce Buchanan (Game 1)

Mike Emrick (Games 3–4)

Bill Clement
Conference finals Boston-New Jersey Games 1–7 Mike Emrick Bill Clement
Edmonton-Detroit Games 1–5 Sam Rosen Phil Esposito

Studio personalities

Reporters

  • Pergament, Alan. "Brenon Knows Her Hockey ABC's", April 17, 1994. 
  • Shuster, Rachel. "Esposito on the spot, and ESPN on the ball", May 10, 1988, p. 3C. 
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