P.K. Subban will work as an NHL analyst for ESPN throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the New Jersey Devils defenseman debuted on “SportsCenter” on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old scored 19 points (five goals, 14 assist) in 44 games this season. In 12 NHL seasons with the Devils, Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens, Subban has scored 445 points (110 goals, 335 assists) and won the Norris Trophy voted as the best defenseman in the NHL in 2012-13. He was Norris finalist in 2014-15 and 2017-18.
Subban is a finalist this season for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. It’s the third time he’s a finalist for the award (2017-18, 2019-20).
ESPN and Turner Sports will take over national coverage of the NHL in the United States beginning next season, each signing a seven-year contract. The Stanley Cup Final will alternate between ABC and TNT, televised on ABC in 2022, 2024, 2026 and 2028, and on TNT in 2023, 2025 and 2027.
ABC and ESPN will televise 25 exclusive regular-season games each season. TNT and TBS will televise 72, including the NHL Winter Classic, the annual outdoor showcase on New Year’s Day.
ESPN will produce 75 exclusive national broadcasts each season and stream them on ESPN+ and Hulu, and stream more than 1,000 games each season on ESPN+.