ABC and ESPN networks To Present Stanley Cup Final, Stanley Cup Playoffs and NHL Regular Season
ESPN signed seven year agreement with National Hockey League to broadcast the best hockey beginning of the 2021-22 season through the 2027-28 season.
This agreement will allow ABC and ESPN networks to telecast the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup Playoffs action. ESPN NHL deal includes exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final in four of the seven years of the deal.
Live and exclusive coverage of one Conference Final series and half of all First Round and Second Round games from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
ABC or ESPN will carry 25 games from the NHL schedule live throughout regular season.
Live game coverage, plus studio, surround and original programming plans across all of The Walt Disney Company’s networks and streaming platforms will be announced in the coming months, including a new weekly studio show during the NHL season on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.