By Sarah Langs
NHL analyst Eddie Olczyk will be doing double duty this spring. In addition to his work throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Olczyk will be part of NBC Sports Group's full 2015 Kentucky Derby broadcast team. Olczyk will be a handicapper for NBC’s Triple Crown coverage this year.
He’ll participate in the entirety of the event, which includes additional access on April 30 and the Kentucky Derby Oaks on May 1.
Prior to those three events, Olczyk will have worked at least six Stanley Cup Playoffs games, including four Blackhawks games.
“There's nothing like hockey and horses at this time of year,” said Olczyk in a press release. “After working on NBC Sports Group's horse racing coverage last summer through Breeders’ Cup, I'm thrilled to join the team for the Triple Crown season.”
Last week on Kap & Haugh, Olczyk spoke about how horse racing helped him get into the announcing business during an NHL lockout.