NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage just got a bit more star-studded.
Two members of the 2010 Stanley Cup championship squad, Brian Campbell and Adam Burish, will be joining NBC Sports Chicago this season as Pregame and Postgame Live analysts.
Campbell and Burish join Pat Boyle and Jamal Mayers on Blackhawks Pregame and Postgame Live, which will air before and after every Blackhawks game, even games that aren't televised right here on NBC Sports Chicago.
Boyle will be the show's primary host, with Mayers, Campbell and Burish rotating as studio analysts.
Campbell spent four seasons with the Blackhawks, from 2008 to 2011 and then last season, his second stint with the team. Burish spent the first four seasons of his NHL career in Chicago, playing for the Blackhawks from 2006 to 2010.
Mayers spent two seasons with the Blackhawks, the second as part of the group that won the 2013 Stanley Cup.
Also joining NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks coverage this season is new reporter Michelle McMahon. Formerly of NHL Network, McMahon will provide viewers with pregame and postgame reports and locker room interviews.
NBC Sports Chicago is set to air 50 Blackhawks games this season. Every game televised by NBC Sports Chicago will also be available to live stream right here on NBCSportsChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.
After staying out of the public eye since his historic emergency relief appearance, Scott Foster emerged in Vegas at the NHL Awards and it was perfect.
The 36-year-old accountant fittingly presented the Vezina Trophy award for the league's top goaltender and joked that he needed to speed it up because he had to get back to work.
Check him out on stage:
What a moment. And well done, NHL.
Foster stopped all seven shots he faced in 14:01 of action in the Blackhawks' 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on March 30.
Nashville Predators netminder Pekke Rinne took home the award, but you can't argue against Foster's 1.000 career save percentage.
From June 17-21, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile two prospects per day — 10 total (five forwards, five defensemen) — leading up to the NHL Draft.
Weight: 180 pounds
"A very effective two-way defenseman with good puck distribution and a strong shot from the points on the power play. He is a point-producer with size, who defends and utilizes strong positioning and a good stick in the defensive zone."
NHL player comparable: Brent Burns
Fit for Blackhawks:
The Blackhawks lacked defensemen that generated offense last year. They also lacked defenders than can ... defend. Dobson is a player who can do both, and if he slips past Vancouver at No. 7, the Blackhawks may have a difficult decision on their hands.
Dobson could solve some of those defensive issues, but it likely wouldn't be in time for the 2018-19 season. He needs time to develop properly.
The Blackhawks like to evaluate prospects based on what their ceiling is and where they're at in their development curve, and if they see major upside here, they'll go for it. It just depends if there's somebody available that they like better.