NBC Sports Chicago to Provide Extensive, Multi-Platform Coverage of the 2023 NHL Draft

With the Chicago Blackhawks holding the #1 overall draft pick for the first time in 16 years (Patrick Kane in 2007), NBC Sports Chicago is ready to provide fans with extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2023 NHL Draft, which will be held this week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Beginning this Wednesday, June 28, NBC Sports Chicago will kick-off three-straight days of massive draft coverage surrounding this soon-to-be historic moment in Blackhawks history, highlighted by live, nightly recap/analysis programs, live player press conferences and front office exec interviews, plus – expanded digital & social media coverage, new draft-focused podcasts, and much more. Please note NBC Sports Chicago’s 2023 NHL Draft multi-platform coverage details below:


  • 6:30 PMBlackhawks Draft Night Live presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com” – Featuring veteran NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks host/expert Pat Boyle, this ONE-HOUR, LIVE “reaction” special will deliver in-depth details and analysis on the team/league’s #1 overall pick, including highlights from the podium announcement in Nashville, and a showcase reel featuring the top pick’s early career highlights. Joining Boyle for the one-hour special include a massive roster of Blackhawks experts weighing in with their thoughts, including:
  • Chris Vosters (NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks play-by-play announcer)
  • Darren Pang (former Blackhawks standout/veteran national NHL analyst & new NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks game analyst)
  • Caley Chelios (NBC Sports Chicago Blackhawks studio analyst)
  • Denis Savard (Blackhawks legend/1993 Stanley Cup Champion/Hockey Hall of Famer)
  • Steve Larmer (Blackhawks legend/1994 Stanley Cup Champion)
  • Adam Burish (2010 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion)
  • Ben Eager (2010 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion)
  • Bryan Bickell (2013 & 2015 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion)
  • Pat Foley (Blackhawks broadcasting legend/Hockey Hall of Famer)
  • Charlie Roumeliotis (NBC Sports Chicago “Blackhawks Insider” reporting live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville)


  • 6:00 PM, time approx. – (immediately following “White Sox Post Game Live”) –“Blackhawks Draft Recap presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com – Featuring host Pat Boyle with in-depth analysis provided by Caley Chelios, the LIVE “Blackhawks Draft Recap” will provide full details on all the Blackhawks 2023 draft picks, including a live report from Nashville via Charlie Roumeliotis, along with player interviews, an overview of all league-wide trades, plus – a scheduled interview with Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson, who will discuss this year’s roster of picks and their respective future impact.



  • 5:00 PM “Blackhawks Class of ‘23” – Hosted by Pat Boyle and Caley Chelios, the “Blackhawks Class of ‘23” special will deliver the team’s official LIVE press conference from Fifth Third Arena featuring intros/interviews with the draft picks, coaches, and front office execs. Plus, Boyle and Chelios will discuss how the team’s #1 pick compares to past #1 overall picks, along with a full breakdown on how this year’s top pick may be a league force for years to come.

Additional coverage NHL Draft coverage…

  • DIGITAL/SOCIAL – NBCSportsChicago.com NBC Sports Chicago’s “Blackhawks Insider” Charlie Roumeliotis will be on location in Nashville throughout the draft providing fans with thorough digital coverage, including draft capsules of the Blackhawks picks. In addition, Roumeliotis will be delivering real-time coverage/commentary throughout the draft via @CRoumeliotis and NBC Sports Chicago’s Blackhawks official Twitter handle @NBCSBlackhawks. For full NHL Draft player profiles, feature story content, and videos, fans are urged to visit the network’s dedicated Blackhawks Draft page at NBCSportsChicago.com/nhl/chicago-blackhawks/blackhawks-draft.
  • NHL Draft/Bridgestone Arena “Sights & Sounds” moments featuring photos/quick video offerings from ‘NBCSChicago’ will be provided via Instagram and Instagram Stories. 
  • PODCASTS: Blackhawks fans can also listen in to new NHL Draft preview/recap editions of NBC Sports Chicago’s popular “BlackhawksTalk PODCAST presented by Saint Xavier University,” featuring Boyle, Roumeliotis, and James Neveau with their assessments and predictions on this year’s draft class. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Chicago’s podcasts at NBCSportsChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Art19, and YouTube. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

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