Blackhawks and NBC Sports Chicago Partner to Present First Local Animated Sports Telecast on April 6th

The Blackhawks Revolutionize Hockey Fandom with Innovative Local Animated Game Experience

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced their first-ever local animated game, in partnership with NBC Sports Chicago and the NHL. This initiative aims to introduce Blackhawks fandom to the youngest generation and connect with families in a meaningful way.

NBC Sports Chicago is excited to produce this innovative approach, which will create an interactive and entertaining experience for fans of all ages. The animated presentation will feature prominent broadcast talent such as Chris Vosters as play-by-play announcer, Dominic Moore providing in-game analysis, and Adam Burish and Tony Granato hosting studio coverage during intermissions.

John Schippman, VP of Sports Content at NBCUniversal Local Chicago, expressed his excitement about producing this unique way to enjoy the sport of hockey like never before. Utilizing NHL EDGE positional data and Hawk-Eye Innovations optical tracking, the local animated presentation will bring the action on the ice to life in real-time. Viewers can expect to see Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk and other characters interacting in a fun environment set against the backdrop of the United Center.

In addition to the animated presentation, NBC Sports Chicago will also air the traditional game telecast with WGN Radio 720’s John Wiedeman on play-by-play duty and expert game analysis provided by Darren Pang. This dual approach will cater to a wide range of fans, ensuring an engaging and entertaining viewing experience for all.

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