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MSG Networks Announce Summer NHL, NBA Programming

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With the 2021 NHL and NBA Drafts and free agency periods set to get underway, MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGE), today announced special programming to get fans ready for all the upcoming action.

The live draft and free agency coverage on MSG Networks will kick-off with an “NHL Draft Special” on Friday, July 23rd from 9:00-10:00pm ET, featuring real-time updates and analysis from Rangers host John Giannone, Rangers analyst Dave Maloney, Devils host Erika Wachter and Devils analyst Bryce Salvador. The crew will recap the Devils 4th overall selection, as well as provide immediate reaction to the Rangers’ pick at 15. They will also preview the rest of the opening round, including the Devils’ additional first round selection at 28.

On Wednesday, July 28th, John Giannone and Erika Wachter will be joined by Rangers analyst Steve Valiquette, Islanders host Shannon Hogan, Islanders analyst Butch Goring and Devils analyst Ken Daneyko for a live “NHL Free Agency Special” from 8:00-9:00pm ET,where they will recap the first day of free agency and the latest moves from the Rangers, Islanders and Devils.

On the night of the NBA Draft on Thursday, July 29th, MSG Networks will then air a “Knicks Draft Special,” live from 10:00-11:00pm ET, featuring Knicks host Bill Pidto, alongside Knicks analysts Wally Szczerbiak and John Wallace. The show will provide expert commentary and complete analysis around the team’s first round selections at 19 and 21.

Bill Pidto, Wally Szczerbiak and John Wallace will then be joined by Knicks analyst Alan Hahn on Monday, August 2nd from 9:00pm-10:00pm ET for a live “NBA Free Agency Special,” which will highlight the first day of free agency and recap all the action from around the league that day.

MSG Networks’ live draft and free agency programming will also be available for viewing on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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