Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google


MSG+ names Butch Goring the new color commentator for the 2010-11 season

Thursday, 09.09.2010 / 6:00 AM / News
New York Islanders
Share with your Friends

MSG announced today that Butch Goring will take over the full-time role of New York Islanders television analyst on MSG Plus, sharing the booth with award-winning play-by-play announcer Howie Rose. Goring joined MSG in 2007 and has since served as a hockey analyst on MSG’s popular weekly hockey roundup show “Hockey Night Live!” and various Islanders telecasts.

“Butch has been an opinionated and objective contributor to Islanders telecasts and ‘Hockey Night Live!’ for a number of years, and moving him to full-time duty in the Islanders television booth is a natural progression for his evolving broadcast talents,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks. “His history with the team, his extensive hockey expertise, not to mention his four Stanley Cups, will add something special to our telecasts and engage fans each and every game.”

“I am really looking forward to working in the booth this season, and being a part of this new and exciting hockey team,” said Goring. “I have a very strong connection with Islanders history and I just hope the fans will embrace me in this role as they did in the glory years of the ‘80s.”

Goring enjoyed a successful 16-year career as a player in the NHL. He was considered the catalyst in delivering four consecutive Stanley Cups to the Islanders after being traded to the team during the 1979-80 season. In 1978 he won both the Bill Masterton Trophy and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy while with the Los Angeles Kings, the team that drafted him in 1969.

After his playing days, Goring had two stints as a head coach in the NHL – with the Boston Bruins in 1985 and with the Islanders in 1999.  He also served as the head coach for several minor league teams, including the Capital District Islanders, Las Vegas Thunder, Denver Grizzlies, Utah Grizzlies, and Anchorage Aces, where he won two championships. In 2002-2003, he took over the Krefeld Penguins of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and led them to their first championship since 1952. From 2004-2005, he was the coach of the DEG Metro Stars hockey team in Germany.

The Islanders start the 2010-11 season on Saturday, October 9 at home against the Dallas Stars. MSG Plus will televise a half-hour pre and post-game show for most Islanders matchups. “Hockey Night Live!,” hosted by Al Trautwig, will return for its third year and will be telecast every Saturday evening throughout the season.

Eighty Islanders games appeared on MSG Plus last season. In total, MSG and MSG Plus will telecast more than 300 live Islanders, Rangers, Devils and Sabres games this upcoming season.




K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29 is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster | Terms of Use