Babcock joins NBC Sports as NHL studio analyst


Mike Babcock has joined NBC Sports as a studio analyst for NHL games this season.

Babcock coached the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2008 and is 700-418-164 with 19 ties in 17 seasons as an NHL coach for the Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s 90-74 in 164 Stanley Cup Playoff games, also guiding the 2003 Mighty Ducks and 2009 Red Wings to the Stanley Cup Final.

He was fired as coach of the Maple Leafs on Nov. 20, 2019.

Former NHL forwards Ryan Callahan and Dominic Moore will also debut as studio analysts, joining Keith Jones, Anson Carter and Patrick Sharp.

Kathryn Tappen and Liam McHugh return as studio hosts.

Kenny Albert, Brendan Burke and John Forslund headline the play-by-play commentators with analysts Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher, Pierre McGuire, AJ Mleczko and Kendall Coyne Schofield.

Longtime NBC lead NHL play-by-play broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick retired at the end of last season.

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