Chelios departed ESPN as part of the company’s layoffs earlier this summer.
NHL regular season games are currently averaging 679,000 viewers per national broadcast.
"We’re not playing, but you can definitely feel that energy in the building."
Once hockey season starts up, she will continue her roles with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and NHL Network.
"Tocchet will join a wide array of NHL players and personnel contributing to sports media coverage while actively being employed by a team."
“It’s not a coincidence you see a lot of goalies working [on] panels and analyzing the game because that’s a huge part of playing in goal.”
So far this season, games on ESPN and TNT are averaging 373,000 viewers, which is down from 478,000 last season.
"It’s probably healthier for the game -- healthier for all these broadcasts -- if it’s on multiple networks. I think a little healthy competition is not...
“What you see is what you’re going to get…. It’s fresh. If you were to rehearse, your first take is your best take and it usually...
"We aren’t going to agree on everything, but that is what makes for good TV.”