You may know her from her coverage of Calgary Flames hockey, doing play by play with Rick Ball on the Sportsnet broadcasts or her in studio analysis. You may know her from captaining the 2002 & 2006 Canadian Women's Olympic Ice Hockey team to two gold medals. Well, you can add another way to remember Cassie Campbell-Pascall as she is joining ESPN for their coverage of the 2021-22 NHL season, the network announced today. The decorated hockey analyst will join a who's who of NHL broadcasting talent when ESPN takes over coverage of the league next season.
Campbell-Pascall retired from hockey in 2006, but never left the sport. She joined the Hockey Night In Canada broadcast in 2006 and during that season became the first woman to take on color commentary duties during an NHL broadcast.
ESPN brokered a new deal with NHL for next season with the likes of Barry Melrose, Sean McDonough, Leah Hextall, Kevin Weekes, Chris Chelios and John Buccigross among a talented stable of reporters, analysts and play by play announcers covering the sport for the upcoming season.