Bissonnette joins TNT as network rounds out NHL broadcast team
Turner Sports revealed its full talent roster Tuesday for its coverage of the 2021-22 NHL season.
Paul Bissonnette, a former NHL enforcer who rose to fame with his humor on Twitter, is joining the network as a studio analyst. Bissonnette has served as a color analyst for the Arizona Coyotes' radio broadcasts and co-hosts the popular "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast.
Joining Bissonnette as studio analysts are former NHL 30-goal scorer Anson Carter, Stanley Cup champion forward and ex-Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet, and, as previously announced, Wayne Gretzky.
Liam McHugh will work as a studio host, Brendan Burke will do play-by-play, and former NHLers Darren Pang and Keith Jones will serve as color analysts. Jackie Redmond, Tarik El-Bashir, and three-time Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Botterill were hired as reporters.
Kenny Albert and Eddie Olczyk, as previously announced, will serve as TNT's lead broadcast team as they did this past season with NBC.
Turner Sports signed a seven-year contract reportedly worth $225 million per season for the "B package" of the NHL's media rights. ESPN, whose talent roster can be seen here, secured the "A package."