"We're delighted to have XM as our newest satellite radio partner," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "At this exciting time in the league's history, a new partnership with XM allows us to offer hockey fans unprecedented NHL coverage on the nation's largest satellite radio service."XM Satellite Radio plans to cover over 1,000 games next season, including the All-Star Game, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Stanley Cup Final. The XM service is available anywhere in the US and in Canada through its partner Canadian Satellite Radio.
"We are thrilled about the National Hockey League's decision to partner with XM Satellite Radio," XM president and CEO Hugh Panero said. "The clear winners of this partnership are the millions of hockey fans in the U.S. and in Canada who are incredibly passionate about their favorite NHL team and who will now be able to follow them regardless of where they call home."
XM will also develope a dedicated NHL radio channel.