Longtime Devils television host Deb Placey is leaving MSG Networks to work for the National Hockey League.
Placey worked at MSG for 23 years, beginning with the network in 1995. She began with the Islanders and then joined the Devils broadcasts in 2011. Prior to her time at MSG, she worked NHL broadcasts on ESPN2 in the early days of that network.
She will be taking a job with the NHL, presumably with the NHL Network (although I have not heard anything concrete). She had already done some work for the NHL Network, co-hosting NHL Live with EJ Hradek for a time.
Her replacement has not been named yet. The rest of the Devils’ broadcast team of Steve Cangialosi on play-by-play, Ken Daneyko as color analyst and Bryce Salvador as between-the-glass reporter will remain intact.
MSG put out the following statement on Placey leaving the network: “After 23 years of being a fixture on MSG Networks broadcasts, Deb Placey is leaving the network. We would like to thank Deb for her dedication and hard work. She will always be a part of the MSG Networks family. We wish her all the best moving forward with her new opportunity at the National Hockey League.”