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NHL Network Hires ESPN Vet as Executive Producer

Mark Preisler, previously executive producer at Sportscenter, is skating to NHL Network as executive producer where he’ll “be involved with all aspects of the Network’s programming and production.”

“The NHL is thrilled to have Mark join our team,” Charles Coplin, NHL executive vice president of content, said in a release. “The NHL Network is a vitally important platform that allows our millions of our fans across North America to follow their favorite teams and players. We look forward to the broadcast experience that Mark will bring to the Network to bring our fans even closer to the action and tell the great stories of our players in greater depth.”

Prior to seven years at Sportscenter, Preisler spent two years as senior coordinating producer for Baseball Tonight.

The full release is after the jump.EMMY AWARD WINNER MARK PREISLER TAKES REINS OF NHL NETWORK
Named Executive Producer after Acclaimed Career at ESPN

NEW YORK (January 10, 2011) – Two-time Emmy award-winning producer Mark Preisler has been named to the position of Executive Producer of the NHL Network U.S. and Creative Consultant with NHL Network Canada, the National Hockey League announced today. In his new position, Preisler will be involved in all aspects of the Network’s programming and production, including the nightly NHL On The Fly show and its on-air talent and production staff. He will also oversee the creation of content and distribution to NHL platforms and direct all special programming at signature League events such as the Winter and Heritage Classic games, All-Star Weekend and the Stanley Cup Final.

Preisler has spent the last ten years in multiple roles with ESPN — including two years as the senior coordinating producer for Baseball Tonight and seven years as an executive producer with SportsCenter. He won two Emmy Awards for his work on SportsCenter and worked closely with ESPN’s sales and marketing teams to launch its HD news channel.

“The NHL is thrilled to have Mark join our team,” said Charles Coplin, NHL Executive Vice President of Content. “The NHL Network is a vitally important platform that allows our millions of our fans across North America to follow their favorite teams and players. We look forward to the broadcast experience that Mark will bring to the Network to bring our fans even closer to the action and tell the great stories of our players in greater depth.”

As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games. The network’s daily signature show — NHL On The Fly — offers fans exclusive live look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special coverage from NHL events.

NHL Network is available in the U.S. and Canada by contacting digital cable or satellite providers. For more information log on to www.nhlnetwork.com.

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