The NHL is moving on from NBC and NBCSN after the 2021 season and moving on to a broadcast era of ESPN and Turner Sports for at least the next seven years.
While ESPN has not named their top broadcast team yet, it appears we know who will be the lead voice for the NHL on TNT/TBS. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that long-time multi-sport broadcaster Kenny Albert has been tapped as the lead play-by-play announcer for Turner Sports’ NHL coverage.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 5, 2021
After long-time NBC play-by-play legend Doc Emrick retired, Albert has been one of the top broadcasters used by NBC during the 2021 season for national broadcasts and is expected to be the lead play-by-play voice of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Cup Final.
Albert has been the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Rangers since 1995 and has been part of NHL broadcasts since 1992 with the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, ESPN, and NBC. Albert has also been involved with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Olympic broadcasts over the last 25 years.