Sportsnet Deals a Full Day of 2014 NHL Free Agency Coverage with HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season, July 1

– Seven hours of coverage on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet NOW and NHL Network (U.S.), starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT –

Plus, Sportsnet heads to Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL Draft, July 26-28 –


TORONTO (June 25, 2014) Sportsnet is showing its true patriot love this Canada Day, delivering hockey fans seven non-stop hours of NHL free agency coverage with HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season. The action gets underway on Tuesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT, one hour prior to the open of the free agency period, on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet NOW. Plus, for the first time in network history, Sportsnet’s full broadcast will also be available to viewers in the United States through NHL Network.


Sportsnet’s team of all-star hockey experts will guide hockey fans through the day, with can’t-miss rumours, features, reports and analysis on all of the NHL’s free agents.


The HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season lineup includes:


From now until the start of NHL free agency and beyond, Sportsnet brings fans up-to-the-minute coverage of all the latest wheelings and dealings on, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN.  Details include:

  • Sportsnet’s Signing Tracker, delivers instant analysis from NHL insiders on the big signings, including salary cap implications
  • Sportsnet magazine: In Sportsnet’s award-winning digital edition, Sportsnet’s hockey personalities reveal what they would do if they were GM for one of the seven Canadian NHL teams. Available now on Next Issue, Apple Newsstand, and is free for Sportsnet print subscribers
  • Sportsnet 590 The FAN: A simulcast of HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season will be provided on Tuesday, July 1 from 11 a.m. ET until 1 p.m. ET
  • Sportsnet 960 The FAN: Fans in Calgary can listen in to Sportsnet 960 The FAN for a full day of free agency coverage beginning on Tuesday, July 1 at 8 a.m. MT


PLUS – Sportsnet’s NHL Draft Coverage

  • Ahead of HOCKEY CENTRAL Signing Season, fans can catch all of the latest news and analysis from the 2014 NHL Draft beginning Thursday, June 26 through Saturday, June 28. From the heart of the action in Philadelphia, Marek and the panel of Shannon, Cox, and Sam Cosentino break down the draft rumours and picks, while RJ Broadhead and Gene Principe report on all the happenings around the Draft.  Millard, Kypreos, MacLean and Morrison provide further analysis from the Sportsnet studio, with coverage on Connected, HOCKEY CENTRAL and HOCKEY CENTRAL @ Noon


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