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The following is a list of the television networks (American, Canadian and French Canadian) and announcers that have broadcast the National Hockey League All-Star Game over the years.

American television Edit

2010s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2017 NBC Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
2016 NBCSN Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
2015 NBCSN Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
2014 No game because of the 2014 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition.
2013 Canceled due to 2012–13 NHL lockout.
2012 NBCSN Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Pierre McGuire Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
2011 Versus Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Charissa Thompson and Bob Harwood Bill Patrick Keith Jones and Brian Engblom
2010 No game because of the 2010 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition.

Notes Edit

  • Versus (originally known as OLN) was renamed NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012.[1]
  • The 2013 All-Star Game was to be played on January 27, 2013, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This would have been the Jackets' first-ever hosting of the game. However, the game was cancelled due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout.[2]

2000s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2009 Versus Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Joe Micheletti Liam McHugh Mike Milbury and Keith Jones
2008 Versus Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Joe Micheletti Bill Patrick Mark Messier
2007 Versus Mike Emrick Eddie Olczyk Joe Micheletti Bill Clement Keith Jones and Mark Messier
2006 No game because of the 2006 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition.
2005 Canceled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2004 ABC Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang Al Michaels John Davidson
2003 ABC Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang Al Michaels John Davidson
2002 ABC Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders John Davidson
2001 ABC Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang John Saunders John Davidson
2000 ABC Gary Thorne Bill Clement Brian Engblom and Darren Pang Al Michaels John Davidson

1990s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1999 Fox Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire Suzy Kolber Terry Crisp
1998 Fox Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
1997 Fox Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
1996 Fox Mike Emrick John Davidson Pierre McGuire James Brown Dave Maloney
1995 Canceled due to 1994–95 NHL lockout.
1994 NBC Mike Emrick Bill Clement John Davidson
1993 NBC Mike Emrick Bill Clement Mickey Redmond Gayle Gardner
1992 NBC Mike Emrick Bill Clement Mickey Redmond Gayle Gardner
1991 NBC Mike Emrick Bill Clement Mickey Redmond Gayle Gardner
1990 NBC Mike Emrick Bill Clement Mickey Redmond

Notes Edit

  • NBC's coverage of the 1990 All-Star Game marked the first time in a decade that an American over-the-air television network (as opposed to cable) carried a NHL game nationally (since Game 6 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals aired on CBS). NBC was allowed to conduct interviews with players during stoppages in play, to the chagrin of the Hockey Night in Canada crew, whose attempts to do likewise were repeatedly denied by the league in past years. (Technically, it was not quite a national broadcast as NBC's affiliates in Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Phoenix didn't air the game.)
  • In 1991, NBC broke away from the live telecast of the All-Star Game during 3rd period in favor of Gulf War coverage; SportsChannel America showed the remainder of the contest later that day.
  • The 1996 and 1997 All-Star Games were televised in prime time.
    • Fox debuted their "FoxTrax" puck during the 1996 All-Star Game.

1980s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1989 SportsChannel America Mike Emrick Bill Clement Gary Thorne Stan Fischler John Davidson
1988 ESPN Mike Emrick Bill Clement Mickey Redmond Tom Mees
1987 ESPN Ken Wilson Herb Brooks Tom Mees John Saunders
1986 ESPN Sam Rosen Mickey Redmond Tom Mees John Davidson
1985 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig
1984 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig
1983 USA Dan Kelly Gary Green Al Trautwig
1982 PRISM Dan Kelly Phil Esposito Gene Hart
1981 PRISM Dan Kelly Phil Esposito Gene Hart
1980 Hughes Dan Kelly Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge

Notes Edit

  • The 1980 American coverage from Hughes used CBC's feed.

1970s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1979 NHL (Games 1, 3) Dan Kelly and Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. and Bobby Orr Dave Hodge
CBS (Game 2) Dan Kelly Lou Nanne Dick Stockton
1978 NHL Dan Kelly Marv Albert
1977 NHL Dan Kelly Marv Albert
1976 NHL Gene Hart Bobby Orr and Bobby Hull
1975 NBC Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1974 NBC Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1973 NBC Tim Ryan Ted Lindsay Brian McFarlane
1972 Hughes Tim Ryan
1971 CBS Dan Kelly Jim Gordon Jim Gordon
1970 CBS Dan Kelly Bill Mazer Bill Mazer

Notes Edit

  • The Challenge Cup replaced the All-Star Game in 1979. Staged at Madison Square Garden, the Challenge Cup was a best-of three-series between the NHL All-Stars against the Soviet Union national squad. Games 1 and 3 were shown on the NHL Network, while Game 2 was carried, in bizarre fashion, on CBS. First, only the third period was aired on CBS (as part of CBS Sports Spectacular), which had a problem with the dasher board advertising that the NHL sold at Madison Square Garden. The network (after complaints from other CBS sponsors) refused to allow the ads to be shown; as a result, viewers were unable to view the far boards above the yellow kickplate, and could only see players' skates when the play moved to that side of the ice. (Games 1 and 3 were seen in their entirety on the NHL Network, which had no problem with the advertising.)

Canadian television Edit

2010s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2017 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Scott Oake Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2016 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy and Christine Simpson George Stroumboulopoulos Nick Kypreos
2015 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy George Stroumboulopoulos Nick Kypreos and Damien Cox
2014 No game because of the 2014 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition.
2013 Canceled due to 2012–13 NHL lockout.
2012 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2011 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Glenn Healy Ron MacLean Kelly Hrudey
2010 No game because of the 2010 Winter Olympics ice hockey competition.

2000s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
2009 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Scott Oake Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2008 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Scott Oake Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2007 CBC Jim Hughson Craig Simpson Scott Oake Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2006 Not held due to 2006 Winter Olympics.
2005 Canceled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout.
2004 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2003 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry and Kelly Hrudey
2002 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2001 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
2000 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry

1990s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1999 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1998 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1997 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1996 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Scott Russell Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1995 Canceled due to 1994–95 NHL lockout.
1994 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1993 TSN Jim Hughson Gary Green Bob McKenzie John Wells Howie Meeker
1992 TSN Jim Hughson Gary Green Bob McKenzie John Wells Howie Meeker
1991 TSN Jim Hughson Gary Green Bob McKenzie John Wells Howie Meeker
1990 TSN Jim Hughson Gary Green Bob McKenzie Jim Van Horne Howie Meeker

1980s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Ice level reporters Studio host Studio analysts
1989 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale and Dick Irvin, Jr. Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1988 CBC Bob Cole Harry Neale Chris Cuthbert Ron MacLean Don Cherry
1987 CBC Don Wittman John Davidson Brian Williams
1986 TSN John Wells Howie Meeker Jim Van Horne Bob McKenzie
1985 CBC Dick Irvin, Jr. Howie Meeker and John Davidson Dave Hodge
1984 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Brian McFarlane
1983 CBC Jim Robson Howie Meeker Dave Hodge
1982 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1981 CBC Jim Robson Howie Meeker Dave Hodge Howie Meeker
1980 CBC Dan Kelly Dick Irvin, Jr. and Gary Dornhoefer Dave Hodge

Notes Edit

  • The 1986 Canadian coverage was to be provided by CTV. However, CTV had a prior commitment to carry a U.S. miniseries. As a result, TSN took over coverage of the game in Hartford.
  • In 1987, Rendez-vous '87 (a 2 game series between a team of all-stars from the National Hockey League and the Soviet Union) replaced the All-Star Game. While the telecasts in Canada were on CBC as usual, they were not Hockey Night in Canada productions. The games were done as a CBC Sports production as Molson, who owned Hockey Night in Canada's rights at the time, was not allowed access to Le Colisée in Quebec City. Carling O'Keefe Breweries assumed advertising rights for the telecasts and the normal host(s) for Hockey Night in Canada in 1987, rookie Ron MacLean and Dave Hodge (before his late season firing) were replaced by Brian Williams. Even the ice blue blazers normally worn by Hockey Night in Canada commentators were replaced by the orange CBC sport coats. Don Wittman and John Davidson called the action for CBC. The 2 games were shown in the United States on ESPN, with Ken Wilson and Mike Liut in the booth, Joe Micheletti as the ice level reporter and Tom Mees as the studio anchor.

1970s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1979 CBC (Games 1–2)

CTV (Game 3)

Danny Gallivan (Games 1–3)

Dan Kelly (Games 1, 3)

Dick Irvin, Jr. and Bobby Orr Dave Hodge
1978 CBC Bob Cole Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1977 CBC Jim Robson Walter Pratt Dave Hodge
1976 CBC Jim Robson Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1975 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1974 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Dave Hodge
1973 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Dave Hodge
1972 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Dave Hodge
1971 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Brian McFarlane
1970 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Brian McFarlane

1960s

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1969 CBC Danny Gallivan Dick Irvin, Jr. Ward Cornell
1968 CBC Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane Brian McFarlane
1967 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell
1966 No game as it was shifted to the middle of season.
1965 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell
1964 CBC Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt Ward Cornell
1963 CBC Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt Ward Cornell
1962 CBC Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt Ward Cornell
1961 CBC Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt Ward Cornell
1960 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell

1950s Edit

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentators Studio host
1959 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Ward Cornell
1958 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1957 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1956 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight
1955 CBC Foster Hewitt Wes McKnight
1954 CBC Foster Hewitt Wes McKnight
1953 CBC Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy Wes McKnight

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