NBC hires Kendall Coyne Schofield after NHL All-Star Skills Challenge success

Kendall Coyne Schofield’s success continues.

After becoming the first woman to officially compete in the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge this weekend, the Olympian has been hired by NBC as an analyst.

“We saw the enormous reaction the players and fans had when she blazed that amazing speed, and want to celebrate her accomplishment,” Sam Flood, executive producer and president, production, at NBC Sports and NBCSN, said via USA Today. “We think viewers will be very interested to hear her lean in and talk about hockey during a regular-season game.”

Schofield will be part of NBCSN’s “Wednesday Night Hockey” production this week for a game between the Lightning and the Penguins.

She will be on the pregame show, go “Inside the Glass” with Pierre McGuire and appear during intermissions with John Forslund.

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The 26-year-old was a communications major and worked as a sideline reporter in college at Northeastern.

“I will obviously be doing some research tonight, tomorrow, leading up to Wednesday’s game,” Coyne said. “Obviously the Lightning and Penguins are premier teams with a lot of superstars, so it will be excellent game to talk about.”

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