Chicago Blackhawks Bring Animated Pro Game to Families through Unique Partnership with NBC Sports Chicago and the NHL

Blackhawks and NBC Sports Chicago Collaborate on First Local Animated Sports Telecast, Set to Air on April 6

Jaime Faulkner, President of Business Operations for the Chicago Blackhawks, said that they are always looking for new ways to bring the sport to their fans. In partnership with NBC Sports Chicago and the NHL, they are producing the first-ever local animated game that will introduce Blackhawks fandom to a younger generation through engaging content that resonates with families in their daily lives.

NBC Sports Chicago is collaborating with well-known broadcast talent such as Chris Vosters as play-by-play announcer, Dominic Moore providing in-game analysis, and Adam Burish and Tony Granato covering studio content during intermissions. This collaboration aims to provide a unique viewing experience for families and younger fans by showcasing the sport in a new and exciting way.

John Schippman, VP of Sports Content at NBCUniversal Local Chicago, expressed excitement about this opportunity to merge the talents of NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the NHL to create the first-ever local animated pro game telecast. By leveraging NHL EDGE positional data and Hawk-Eye Innovations optical tracking, the presentation will bring the action on the ice to life in real-time. The animated presentation will feature characters such as Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk in a fun setting at United Center.

In addition to this animated presentation, NBC Sports Chicago will also air

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