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ESPN Signs Leah Hextall in Historic NHL Play-by-Play Hire


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For its NHL coverage, ESPN has signed Leah Hextall to do play-by-play and other roles, The Post has learned.


While the exact number of games she will broadcast is not yet known, she will be the first woman play-by-player to be a regular part of a national NHL TV package.


Hextall has been broadcasting hockey for 17 years. Last year for Sportsnet, she became the first woman in Canada to call play-by-play for a national NHL broadcast.


She previously became the first woman to call the NCAA men’s tournament, which she did for ESPN. She is the cousin of former Flyers great Ron Hextall, who is now the Pittsburgh Penguins GM.






I dig this. Leah is fantastic. Always enjoyed her input with Sportsnet.

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