NHL fans in the 1990s-early 2000s who watch highlights of games that featured Gary Thorne and Bill Clement as announcers on ESPN will no longer have to wait to see when and if NHL on ESPN can come back.
On Twitter, the proclaimed ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ ESPN has been trending on Twitter for the past couple hours, and it turns out to be great news for fans who are big into hockey more than the NBA.
In multiple posts, ESPN has reportedly agreed to a seven-year deal with the NHL, beginning in the 2021-22 season.
Even though their deal has not been confirmed yet, the deal will also include ESPN broadcasting four Stanley Cup Finals sometime between the 2022 and 2028 seasons.
NBC Sports currently has their deal with the league in which they’re getting paid $200 million for media/broadcasting rights.
So in this case, cue the old NHL on ESPN theme music! Get that nostalgia in soon, it’s gonna be a great welcome back for every hockey fan!