Hockey fans wanting to get an early look at Jack Eichel ahead of June’s NHL Entry Draft will be able to do so, courtesy NBC.
On Monday, the NBC Sports Group announced that every Team USA game from the upcoming World Hockey Championships will be televised on NBCSN, as part of more than 40 hours of tournament coverage across television and online digital platforms.
Eichel, the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner, highlights the American roster along with the likes of Justin Faulk, Nick Bonino, Jake Gardiner and Torey Krug.
“As the U.S. television home of hockey, we’re thrilled to present comprehensive coverage for the fifth consecutive year of IIHF World Hockey Championship, the sport’s premier annual international tournament,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “The World Championship is another example of our commitment to hockey, from our near-200 games of regular-season and Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, to our presentations of international hockey at the Olympic, Paralympic and Championship levels.”
Live coverage begins on NBCSN on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. ET, when Team USA faces Finland, the 2014 silver medalist, in the first of seven preliminary-round games, which will all air on NBCSN. Team USA’s preliminary-round matchups also feature a showdown with 2014 IIHF gold medalist Russia, on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Last year, Team USA finished second in preliminary-round play before losing 4-3 to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round.
Full Schedule (all times ET)
Fri., May 1
Team USA vs. Finland NBCSN 10 a.m.
Sat., May 2
Team USA vs. Norway* NBCSN 11 p.m.
Mon., May 4
Team USA vs. Russia NBCSN 10 a.m.
Thur., May 7
Team USA vs. Belarus NBCSN 10 a.m.
Fri., May 8
Team USA vs. Denmark NBCSN 2 p.m.
Sun., May 10
Team USA vs. Slovenia* NBCSN 3 p.m.
Tue., May 12
Team USA vs. Slovakia NBCSN 10 a.m.
Thu., May 14
IIHF Quarterfinals NBCSN 9 a.m.
IIHF Quarterfinals NBC Sports Live Extra 10 a.m.
IIHF Quarterfinals** NBCSN 11:30 a.m.
IIHF Quarterfinals NBC Sports Live Extra 1 p.m.
IIHF Quarterfinals NBC Sports Live Extra 2 p.m.
IIHF Quarterfinals* NBCSN 11:30 p.m.
Sat., May 16
IIHF Semifinals NBC Sports Live Extra 9:30 a.m.
IIHF Semifinals NBC Sports Live Extra 1 p.m.
Sun., May 17
IIHF Bronze Medal Game NBC Sports Live Extra 10 a.m.
IIHF Championship Game NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
*denotes same-day delay