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Category: Broadcasters, Hockey

Highlights: Barry Melrose played in the NHL from 1974-1987 before serving as a coach and launching a successful broadcasting career as a hockey analyst with ESPN and the NHL Network.

Travels From: New York

Fee Range: $10,001 - $20,000

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Barry Melrose is a former NHL player and hockey analyst who first joined ESPN in 1996 and later the NHL Network in 2011. Melrose’s NHL playing career lasted from 1974-1987 and included stints with the Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. He also spent three seasons with the World Hockey Association’s Cincinnati Stingers.

Melrose became head coach of the Los Angeles Kings preceding the 1992-1993 season and, in his first year at the helm, guided the team to a berth in the Stanley Cup. He led the Kings for a total of three seasons through 1994-1995. Shortly thereafter, he joined ESPN as an analyst before returning to coaching with the Tampa Bay Lighting for the 2008-2009 campaign. Prior to joining the Kings, he served as an assistant with the Red Wings and also coached the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, where he captured a Memorial Cup championship in 1987-1988.

Away from the ice, Melrose appeared in the movies “Mystery, Alaska” and “Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice” as well as the tv show “Spin City”. In 2004, Melrose and fellow ESPN sportscaster Steve Levy joined he ownership group of the United Hockey League’s Adirondack Frostbite. He was born on July 15, 1956 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan.

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