‘The Great One on 1,’ a multiplatform series featuring NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, will return for its second season with four podcast episodes on Monday, May 27, the National Hockey League announced today. The Hockey Hall of Famer will lead in-depth conversations with Stanley Cup winners Mark Messier, Luc Robitaille, T.J. Oshie and Martin St. Louis. Fans can subscribe and listen to NHL Podcasts at NHL.com/Podcasts as well as multiple iOS and Android podcast Apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and TuneIn Radio. The trailer is available here.
“With the growing popularity of podcasts and Wayne’s ease as a conversationalist, we were confident the transition into this new platform would be seamless,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President. “It should be no surprise to hockey fans that the greatest hockey player of all time also is a great interviewer.”
“Hockey is what I know so it was a no brainer coming back for a second season,” added Gretzky. “It’s great to discuss this shared passion to hear what others’ experiences were like. Winning the Stanley Cup is a life-altering moment. It’s fun to hear how that moment plays out differently for people.”
The Great One on 1 is part of the NHL’s continued focus on creating compelling content that engages the broadest audience throughout the Stanley Cup® Playoffs. The podcast series joins ‘Cup Confidential,’ ‘NHL Celebrity Wrap,’ ‘Skates Off’ and ‘Stanley Cup: 60’ among other content offerings the NHL launched during this postseason.
This postseason, the NHL continued its groundbreaking, unfiltered inside-access to the Stanley Cup® Playoffs with the introduction of Cup Confidential. For the first time ever, NHL players have provided a first-person account of their playoff experience through a selfie video series produced exclusively for the NHL’s social channels.
In addition, the League launched the NHL Celebrity Wrap video series featuring famous hockey fans sharing what they love most about the sport and playoffs. The video series features interviews with celebrities from the world of film, including actors Chloe Grace Moretz and Keanu Reeves; television, including actors Kenan Thompson and Sterling K. Brown; internet star and gamer Ninja; late night hosts Desus and Mero; NBC hosts Willie Geist and Carson Daly; Food Network star Duff Goldman; and many more.
NHL Network’s NHL Now & NHL Tonight Head to Boston and St. Louis For More Than 70 Hours of Live Coverage From the 2019 Stanley Cup Final
With the matchup for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final set between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues, NHL Network™ will produce more than 70 hours of live programming on-site from Boston and St. Louis, beginning with comprehensive coverage of Media Day this Sunday, May 26.
NHL Network studio shows NHL Now™ presented by Buffalo Wild Wings and the Sports Emmy® Award-winning NHL Tonight™ presented by Best Western Hotels & Resorts will air live from Boston’s TD Garden and St. Louis’s Enterprise Center starting at 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday, May 27 for Game 1 and continuing for the duration of the Stanley Cup Final.
NHL Network analysts including 2003 Stanley Cup champion Mike Rupp, E.J. Hradek, Stu Grimson, Brian Lawton, Barry Melrose and Kevin Weekes, along with hosts and reporters Jamison Coyle, Tony Luftman and Jackie Redmond will provide in-depth previews, interviews, highlights and post-game analysis each day.
NHL Network will also produce a wide range of original content across its social platforms throughout the Stanley Cup Final, including videos featuring NHL Network on-air personalities, fan-sourced player Q&As, Twitter live shows with Hradek and Redmond, themed Instagram Stories each day, instant in-game analysis from NHL Network personalities, plus takeovers, fan polls, and giveaways.
NHL Network’s complete programming schedule for the 2019 Stanley Cup Final is below:
Sunday, May 26
NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final Media Day
Game day schedule – May 27, 29, June 1, 3, 6*, 9*, 12*
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET: NHL Now
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET: NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final Pregame Show
11:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET: NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final Postgame Show
Non-game day schedule – May 28, 30, 31, June 2, 4*, 5*, 7*, 8*, 10*, 11*
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET: NHL Now
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET: NHL Tonight: Stanley Cup Final
About NHL Network: As the TV home for the National Hockey League, NHL Network™ gives viewers an all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, plus three signature studio shows, interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions. For more information on NHL Network, visit www.NHLNetwork.com and follow @NHLNetwork on Twitter.