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  • The return of the iconic ESPN NHL theme song | NHL on ESPN
    Composer Bob Christianson tells the story of bringing back ESPN’s iconic theme song for the NHL that has resonated with fans for years.
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  • Matt Wilkinson
    Matt Wilkinson 7 months ago +255

    As a child of the ‘90s, this theme brings back so many memories of watching hockey with my Dad. Gary Thorne had such an amazing voice for hockey too. I’m so glad you’ve brought back some old personalities like Sean McDonough, Barry Melrose, and Steve Levy among others, but I’m especially happy that you brought back this theme.

    • Janice Weaver
      Janice Weaver Day ago

      I LOVED Gary Thorne. I thought of him the first time I heard this again! So sad he’s not announcing again for ESPN. Guess they didn’t want him back. I think they are wrong.

    • Potvin Suks
      Potvin Suks 2 months ago

      @Allmighty81 In my opinion, NBCS's entire Hockey Program for the NHL over it's entirety for 15 years or so (Starting with [OLN] - Outdoor Living Network and then [VS] - Versus) not only did a better job then ESPN.
      They also came through for us Hockey fans when ESPN deserted us back then and tbh, I always felt like they have had some animosity towards the game, still do.
      For 15+ years, I NEVER missed any national televised games and now, even with multiple sports packages along with a subscription to NHL Network I've missed a half dozen of those games already thanks to ESPN.. It's inevitable when you're constantly televising games on different non-sports channels.
      However, I will 100% agree with you that ESPN had better Play by Play n Color Broadcasters! I think Doc is a legendary broadcaster but is irritating as heck.

    • Allmighty81
      Allmighty81 5 months ago +2

      @Mike West I disagree with the “improvement” that came with NBC & Emrick… I thought they were at best second string to ESPN & Gary Thorne who I wish would get back into NHL broadcasting. I think his contract with the Baltimore Orioles is the limiting factor but I could be wrong.

    • William Bolden
      William Bolden 6 months ago +2

      It just ain’t right you don’t have Gary Thorne

    • metalapollo
      metalapollo 6 months ago +3

      All those and definately John Saunders is missed.

  • OniJays 1013
    OniJays 1013 7 months ago +277

    As a hockey fan and a cello student I never thought I’d see the day… yet there I was.
    Being a part of this project was a such a huge honor. Thank you ESPN, and let’s go Rangers!

    • araparseghian2
      araparseghian2 4 months ago

      What's the name of the orchestra?

    • Ross Colton
      Ross Colton 4 months ago

      LES GO RANGERS

    • Radeo
      Radeo 6 months ago

      @Anon Ymous they actually recorded it?
      doesn't sound like they used any audio from it.

    • Rob
      Rob 6 months ago +2

      Rangers? That’s a funny way to spell Red Wings!!!

    • dcbandnerd
      dcbandnerd 7 months ago

      @Anon Ymous I guess they paid Beiber a lot of dough for that voice over and wanted their money's worth.

  • Matt C Productions
    Matt C Productions 7 months ago +45

    This was so well done. I hope Gary Thorne can come back and call some games. I wasn't alive for much of ESPN's run in the 90's and 00's, but ESPN's coverage and Gary Thorne's voice really jumped out at me. I love watching highlights with him on the call; just a perfect broadcasting voice.

    • Garrett Hohn
      Garrett Hohn 28 days ago

      I too am a Thorne fan-boy! His calls were great and his voice ... legendary.

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      I wish Erin Andrews along with Brian Enblom and bill Clement come back to ESPN

  • xSmootx
    xSmootx 7 months ago +116

    I'm not a hockey fan, but this theme slaps. Would love to see a mini-doc feature like this for the supplemental theme for the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest which was also done by Bob Christianson, as well as a modern orchestral remake. Great stuff.

    • JBTriple8
      JBTriple8 7 months ago +4

      theres 32 teams you can choose now its a great sport i view it as a Football on Ice

    • 76ers Fan 2000
      76ers Fan 2000 7 months ago +10

      You should become a fan the games are good

  • Charles Wagner
    Charles Wagner 6 months ago +15

    Bob Christensen is an absolute legend. So glad to see him get recognition.

  • Dustin Nadeau
    Dustin Nadeau 7 months ago +88

    As a kid born in 87 who played hockey my entire life, this theme brings back everything.

    • Steve
      Steve 3 months ago

      Born in 86. Growing up watching hockey, this song was hockey and this song was life.

    • Erdrick68
      Erdrick68 7 months ago +6

      Hearing this theme again was like getting a big hug from an old friend you haven't seen in a couple of decades.

    • Daniel Friedman
      Daniel Friedman 7 months ago +2

      Born in 90. Same idea. It’s everything.

    • Abra Cad
      Abra Cad 7 months ago +6

      Same age. Brought a tear to my eye

  • Rob Soto
    Rob Soto 7 months ago +61

    It feels like being in 1998 at my parents' house. Yes, i'm crying.

  • BlazeMasterGaming
    BlazeMasterGaming 7 months ago +58

    The chills start at 5:08
    Welcome back indeed old friend

  • Revolution By Night
    Revolution By Night 7 months ago +88

    God bless the return of the NHL to ESPN. Very well made vid!

    • Mike Garrens
      Mike Garrens 5 months ago

      @Brian Brian exactly Brian exactly this is b s

    • Mike Garrens
      Mike Garrens 5 months ago +1

      More like ESPN Plus

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago +1

      I wish they had ESPN 2 again

    • Brian Brian
      Brian Brian 6 months ago +2

      ESPN+ is not ESPN

    • PrinceofPop8
      PrinceofPop8 7 months ago +1

      I’m happy the NHL is back on ESPN in the U.S.

  • Alex Bradshaw
    Alex Bradshaw 6 months ago +7

    I shed a tear, I'll be honest. Those Gary Thorne intros in the 90s are legendary

  • repost
    repost 7 months ago +31

    This gave me goosebumps. Not a hockey fan but I imagine it's the same feeling that I get when I hear the Chicago Bulls home court intro with the laser show and all. That gets me riled up every time.

    • AmericanGiant100
      AmericanGiant100 7 months ago +4

      repost. The 1990's was a great decade. You have this legendary NHL theme on ESPN. And then the classic Roundball NBA theme on NBC by John Tesh.

  • Jack Harrist
    Jack Harrist 7 months ago +27

    that was absolutely amazing...until i heard Stephen A Smith's voice at the end.

  • Zac Lemons
    Zac Lemons 6 months ago +5

    I get goosebumps EVERY TIME I hear the call of Kariya’s goal against the Devils in the Cup Finals!

  • Austin Juhasz
    Austin Juhasz 7 months ago +6

    Just imagine how hard this is gonna hit during the Playoffs, and ESPECIALLY During the Stanley Cup Finals.

  • Junior71392
    Junior71392 7 months ago +74

    ESPN got it right bring back this theme 🥺

    • Karl C
      Karl C 6 months ago

      @Hypn02 ESPN/ABC should hire him as a #3 announcer just like CBS did with Curt Gowdy (R.I.P.) when they acquired him from NBC in 1979.

    • Junior71392
      Junior71392 6 months ago +1

      @Hypn02 i wish they would because some of the commentators now arent it

    • Hypn02
      Hypn02 6 months ago +2

      But what about bringing back Gary Thorne?

    • Frank Akerley
      Frank Akerley 7 months ago +2

      Nostalgia is in and they knew that. Fan service and player service has the perfect balance with this theme.

  • Austin Wiley
    Austin Wiley 7 months ago +8

    sooooo inspirational!!!! The crew that shot this did an amazing job and I don't understand how it haven't went viral.

  • BSmokey
    BSmokey 7 months ago +37

    This brought tears to my eyes and I'm not a huge hockey fan, I occasionally watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs occasionally cause that's more watchable than the NBA Playoffs. If somehow someway the NBA returns back to NBC that will make me cry even more. If NHL returns back to ESPN then so can the NBA on NBC, ESPN/ABC just ruins the NBA imo.

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      @Mr. Decaffeinated now fox has WWE smackdown

    • Karl C
      Karl C 6 months ago

      @Mr. Decaffeinated Of course and also when TBS aired Atlanta Braves games with Ernie Johnson Sr., Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren calling the shots.

    • Karl C
      Karl C 6 months ago

      @Mr. Decaffeinated Agreed and also when the main Fox network covered the NHL and ABC had the MNF. Not to mention Saturday morning and afternoon WWF and WCW wrestling on syndication, USA Network and TBS too.

    • Karl C
      Karl C 7 months ago +1

      @Alan Fernando Gamino Same.

    • Karl C
      Karl C 7 months ago

      @Fries Nope after Jordan retired for the final time in 2003.

  • Streetkillz13
    Streetkillz13 7 months ago +23

    I love the way the first player you see in the video is OVI, and the last player you see is Crosby. Brining front and center the 2 superstars that were most effected by the move away from ESPN.
    Had the NHL returned to ESPN following the lockout these are the players who would have been front and center For 15+ years. One of if not the greatest player rivalries in team sports history.
    It's fitting that the players who bookend this are those two.

  • Marcus B 1999
    Marcus B 1999 7 months ago +30

    I’m so pumped for this season! Welcome back
    #NHLonESPN

  • Zac Sewell
    Zac Sewell 7 months ago +5

    He also wrote the theme for the CBS College Basketball theme. I hope they will cover that theme too on CBS. This guy’s themes are legendary.

  • Shawn Heidingsfelder
    Shawn Heidingsfelder 7 months ago +14

    One of the biggest mistakes ESPN made was letting go of hockey broadcasting. I don't know if getting it back fixes all of the wrongs, but it's nice that the largest sports network shows games from one of the largest sports leagues in the world again.

    • TheRedvapor
      TheRedvapor Month ago

      But you know why they did right? There was no end to lockout in sight, ESPN was not gonna offer up money to the NHL for broadcast rights when the sport wasn’t going to be played

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      Amen

    • Scuba 5teve
      Scuba 5teve 6 months ago

      amen!!

  • Do Ciebie Mówię
    Do Ciebie Mówię 7 months ago +8

    I just teared up. It is a damn crime that this was taken away. An amazing, fast and furious sport taken away just like that. Perfect intro along with Gary Thorne on the call. Better late than never I guess!!!! Bring it on…. NOW!!!

    • Charles George
      Charles George 5 months ago

      Does Sabres' announcer Rick Jenneret mean anything to you?

  • Mark Brown
    Mark Brown 7 months ago +16

    So glad to hear this again! Literally brings chills down the spine.

    • LTrain45 45
      LTrain45 45 7 months ago +1

      Literally? You better go to a doctor...or an English teacher

  • Riku Deisiki
    Riku Deisiki 7 months ago +3

    Amazing clip, really well done. ESPN's NHL theme song is right at the top with Hockey Night in Canada's original theme. So signature...

  • Joe Kaput
    Joe Kaput 7 months ago +4

    A theme that makes the phrase "On ESPN" seem like it has meaning, an incredible weight, even if the network now is not nearly the same as what it used to be

  • Matt Koch
    Matt Koch 7 months ago +87

    Hearing this song means the next 2 hours are gonna be great.
    Unless you're a Leafs fan.

    • Leo L
      Leo L 7 months ago +3

      This year is going to be differnt….. I swear!

    • PGOLDEN88
      PGOLDEN88 7 months ago +3

      They have Hockey Night in Canada on TSN for their song.

    • Netstryke
      Netstryke 7 months ago +3

      😂

  • Julian Garcia
    Julian Garcia 7 months ago +14

    One of the best sports songs of all time

  • r c
    r c 7 months ago +8

    I felt like a kid again hearing this. Brought back alot of great memories

  • Eric Thayer
    Eric Thayer 6 months ago +2

    This brought tears to my eyes! Music is such a powerful machine! It took me back so quickly to my youth and an obsessive love I once had for a great sport that has been neglected in the states on TV over the last 17 years!!

  • Mathtron 5000
    Mathtron 5000 7 months ago +15

    As someone who has recently fallen down a rabbit hole of old sports themes, I gotta say this is one of the best themes possibly of all time

    • araparseghian2
      araparseghian2 4 months ago +1

      It's between this and NBA on NBC for me

    • shadytnu24
      shadytnu24 6 months ago +1

      for me, it's this, the 1993 NCAA Basketball on CBS, the late 90s ABC College Football, and the original/current MLB on Fox

  • Frank Akerley
    Frank Akerley 7 months ago +6

    Absolute chills up and down my spine. Seeing all the clips from the 90s and early 00's then cascading into the modern era... absolutely wonderful and masterfully done by ESPN.

  • dcbandnerd
    dcbandnerd 7 months ago +6

    I didn't grow up a hockey fan - came to the game while in college - but this theme was always *the* musical icon for the NHL. I'm so glad it's back in use.

  • Tim McClure
    Tim McClure 7 months ago +24

    Just caught this on the broadcast, amazing timing having it teed up on TheXvid so people like me can find a link to the whole bit to share

  • Brent Blanchard
    Brent Blanchard 7 months ago +8

    Insane. Was hoping to hear the theme tonight after telling my son about it, we got treated to this. Epic.

  • jcelldogs
    jcelldogs 6 months ago +1

    I loved this intro. As a kid growing up in the 80s and 90s, when this played before a game with the red wings and avalanche, you knew the $hit was about to hit the fan.

  • harm
    harm 7 months ago +27

    Crazy how none of these current players know this masterpiece

    • Charles George
      Charles George 5 months ago

      @John A I'm a 50+ year fan too, from Buffalo, and I still love the theme from "Hockey Night In Canada" - an absolute Classic. Check it out on YT.

    • John A
      John A 6 months ago +1

      Because many of the players are Canadian so no ESPN, or were kids 17 years ago. I have been a fan for 50+ years, I have never heard it before, and I watch a LOT of hockey.

    • Virtual Sports Network
      Virtual Sports Network 6 months ago

      Right? I'm around the same age as those players and I knew the theme song like the back of my hand since I was like 5.

    • Hitomi Nishida
      Hitomi Nishida 7 months ago +3

      That just blows my mind that the new generation of NHL players weren't even aware of the iconic ESPN NHL theme songs. 🤯

  • TurboT2
    TurboT2 6 months ago +4

    Oh man I got goosebumps at the 5:06 mark! The man, the myth, the legend, Barry! Great video ESPN. Long live Gary Thorne calling games and the glory days of the NHL on the ESPN2

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      I wish they had ESPN 2 again with ESPN

  • Daniel Clark
    Daniel Clark 7 months ago +5

    The NHL On ESPN. Love the theme song. Get you ready for action on the ice.

  • Brendan Gehl
    Brendan Gehl 6 months ago +3

    Theme always brings visions of Wings-Avs rivalry and the 94 Cup Finals

  • Steven Wilson
    Steven Wilson 7 months ago +4

    This gives me goosebumps. This theme song brings me back.

  • Max Salazar
    Max Salazar 7 months ago +2

    Definitely NOT crying like a baby- so many memories! This is the best theme in sports!

  • Diego Castillo
    Diego Castillo 7 months ago +4

    I got chills the entire video. Brings back so many memories growing up watching NHL on ESPN.

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago +1

      Me too I remember Detroit/Colorado game in 97 and it was crazy

  • Will Sterry
    Will Sterry 7 months ago +2

    I freaking loved that song growing up so happy to hear it again!!

  • Rindiculous
    Rindiculous 7 months ago +8

    I feel like hockey has the best themes to ever exist. ESPN, NBC, TSN, Sportsnet all have themes that give me chills when played. They're all perfect.

    • Tyler Larsen
      Tyler Larsen 8 days ago

      The version of "The Hockey Theme" that was used on Hockey Night in Canada from 1989 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2007 is the best of them all.

  • Moe Yagzz
    Moe Yagzz 7 months ago +1

    Chills through the whole video idk why. I had to watch it another time after. I love the ending when they got the younger generation players who had no idea of it. Very well put together

  • Bruins Coverage Productions

    It brings a smile to my face to hear this theme again!

  • Omar Chavez
    Omar Chavez 6 months ago +1

    90's hockey was so amazing!!

  • DottorePeste
    DottorePeste 6 months ago +1

    Love this song, also loved NBCs hockey song too.... both scores really are some of the best in all of sports.

  • Regel2008
    Regel2008 7 months ago +2

    God bless they returned to the classic nhl on espn theme. Brings back memories 😭

  • Ryan Skinner
    Ryan Skinner 6 months ago +1

    Got tears in my eyes, man. I'm praying that the ESPN Deal brings so many more people to this incredible, one of a kind sport.

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      I wish ESPN could 20 more years of NHL broadcasting.

  • Supplemental Sense
    Supplemental Sense 6 months ago +1

    I watched lots of hockey in the 90's. I think it was Wednesday nights if I remember correctly. I had totally forgotten about this tune but always seemed like hockey had been missing something over the past 15 years or so. Now I know what it was. I love it!

  • Efra P
    Efra P 6 months ago +2

    That was the anthem for hockey 😭😭😭. Glad it’s back !!

  • binnins1982
    binnins1982 7 months ago +14

    Have tears in my eyes already and the game hasnt even started yet lol!
    Good luck to all and stay safe.
    #NHLonESPN

    • binnins1982
      binnins1982 7 months ago

      @Karl C now that one i cant comment on since im not that old lol!

    • Karl C
      Karl C 7 months ago +1

      And also Batman 1966.

    • binnins1982
      binnins1982 7 months ago

      @Karl C neever watched either one of those but ok.
      They are worthy too plus Chips and the doink doink of all the Law and Orders lol!.

    • Karl C
      Karl C 7 months ago +1

      Star Trek: TOS and Starsky and Hutch too.

    • binnins1982
      binnins1982 7 months ago

      @Karl C i'll agree on five-o and raise you CSI: NY lol!

  • veteran011
    veteran011 6 months ago +1

    I would set this song as my ringtone every time the Rangers made the playoffs. I'd put this up against the Bond theme and maybe even the Star Wars theme as the most iconic. Maybe not as wide reaching, but definitely as prolific.

  • SIP
    SIP 7 months ago +2

    NHL was must see TV back in the 90s / Early 00s … Legends , Warriors

  • cssflames1691
    cssflames1691 7 months ago +2

    man i just remember this jam on all the old nhl games. god the redwings were so good

  • Manny Suarez
    Manny Suarez 4 months ago +1

    Finally after an absence of 17 years, the NHL returns home to ESPN.

  • Matthew Kneitel
    Matthew Kneitel 7 months ago +10

    That was the best thing ever. I was hoping you would do something like this!!!!

  • David Bartek
    David Bartek 7 months ago +2

    Brings back so many memories of the Stars' 99 Cup run. I even recorded the theme on my tape recorder back in the day and included it on a mix tape I made from that run. Good times.

  • Paul Night Long
    Paul Night Long 6 months ago +2

    I'm a bit of a younger hockey fan. Not gonna lie, the first time I heard this was while watching the movie Sudden Death with Jean Claude Van Damme. I instantly realized that the musical interlude was nothing but epic & I could never understand why it usage was lost. *Glad it's making a comeback!* 🏒🚨

  • Thomas Daniels
    Thomas Daniels 7 months ago +2

    I know this is nostalgic but as a percussionist, Neil Pearts Fire and Ice is still my favorite.

  • Christopher Galluzzo
    Christopher Galluzzo 7 months ago +5

    Greatest sports theme ever made...so many memories between ESPN and NHL 2k5 as a kid. So happy it's back.

  • KieferClarkF1
    KieferClarkF1 6 months ago +1

    Thank you espn. This is the best thing I've seen in a while.

  • Alexander Rios
    Alexander Rios 6 months ago +2

    Welcome back, childhood memories!

  • BlazeMasterGaming
    BlazeMasterGaming 7 months ago +4

    Sid and Ovie's smiles are all of us when we hear that theme

  • MMA
    MMA 7 months ago +8

    yeah the theme brings me right back to my childhood watching hockey with my dad. Glad the NBC era is over.

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago +1

      Yes...they should bring back the NBA on NBC

  • Richard Fung
    Richard Fung 7 months ago +5

    This just put the biggest smile on my face!

  • James Francosky
    James Francosky 7 months ago +22

    CHILLS. LITERAL CHILLS.

  • Ryan Thompson
    Ryan Thompson 6 months ago

    Soo good. Great to have this song back and hockey on ESPN

  • Nirav Chitkara
    Nirav Chitkara 7 months ago +2

    So many goosebumps when this song would come on

  • hyperchaotix32x
    hyperchaotix32x 7 months ago +3

    The highlight of my youth. Watching my mighty ducks making it to the Stanley cup finals against new jersey devils 2003. "Off the floor on the board!!" Thank you ESPN for coming home. So excited. Go ducks! 🦆

    • steviesaidyup
      steviesaidyup 7 months ago

      And we're getting Ducks vs Wild on ESPN + this Friday. The Ducks are wearing the Orange Mighty Ducks jerseys on their first game back on the network

  • Jim
    Jim 7 months ago +2

    My favorite professional league broadcast theme!

  • Call me Shaggy
    Call me Shaggy 6 months ago +1

    This and "NBA on NBC" are all-time classics

  • Juan Melendez
    Juan Melendez 7 months ago +5

    Greatest theme song in NHL history; I am SO Happy that the NHL is back on ESPN!!!

    • AmericanGiant100
      AmericanGiant100 6 months ago

      @Damien Chance HNIC=Hockey Night in Canada their version of say Sunday Night NFL football here in the States. Shown every Saturday Night in Canada during hockey season (except for the cancelled 2004-2005 season)since the early 1950's. Plus every later round playoff game i.e Cup Semifinal or Stanley Cup Final game nationwide on CBC in Canada since I think the late '50's/early '60's as well.

    • Korey Geren
      Korey Geren 6 months ago

      @Damien Chance What, what?

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      @Korey Geren WHAT?????

    • Korey Geren
      Korey Geren 6 months ago +2

      Its no HNIC, sorry.

  • J.C Butterfly
    J.C Butterfly 7 months ago +1

    It’s good to be back of NHL on ESPN,m. And it’s finally here!

  • Nah Notsomuch
    Nah Notsomuch 6 months ago +1

    Great theme. The old crews from the 90's into the early 2000's were awesome.
    Now, if I didn't feel like the NHL was still an afterthought to ESPN (I do...and it's pretty clear they do as well.) and if they'd get away from the social justice garbage and the virtue signaling, I'd buy back in. Unfortunately, I don't see them doing their part.

  • daboys1215
    daboys1215 7 months ago +3

    NHL returns home. Welcome back.

  • Eric Poyntz
    Eric Poyntz 6 months ago +1

    Goosebumps!

  • Nathan Brice
    Nathan Brice Month ago

    This is so awesome every single time I watch it.

  • Charles George
    Charles George 5 months ago

    The ESPN hockey theme
    will NEVER be as iconic as the
    Theme from CBC's "Hockey Night In Canada".
    It still sends chills down my spine. LET'S GO BUFFALO SABRES!

  • ESydow13
    ESydow13 6 months ago +1

    hit me in the feels

  • rjpsuh06
    rjpsuh06 7 months ago +4

    3:40 good to see Crosby and Ovechkin play on the NHL on ESPN, finally.
    Unfortunately, Gary Thorne isn’t calling the action.

    • Bailey Brown
      Bailey Brown 4 months ago

      @Damien Chance better than NBC. No comment

    • Damien Chance
      Damien Chance 6 months ago

      @Karl C he sucks...I remember when he did the college football games and voice was cracked after the TD

    • Karl C
      Karl C 7 months ago +1

      But they got Sean McDonough tho.

  • Steve
    Steve 3 months ago +1

    Thank God this song is back in our lives 🙏🙏🙏🙏💰💰💰
    This song is life

  • SYN30STM
    SYN30STM 7 months ago +1

    If they were to update this song I would love to hear some electric guitar... it's great as it is and i dont even watch hockey often

  • PT Guitar Girl
    PT Guitar Girl 21 day ago

    I love this feature. As a musician and avid hockey fan I am delighted that a this iconic piece of music has been given it’s due. Too bad we had to wait 16 years to get it back but the network owns it not the NHL. So glad it is back!!!!

  • Frank Tulumello
    Frank Tulumello 6 months ago +1

    The greatest sport on earth is back on ESPN !

  • Joe N
    Joe N 7 months ago +44

    Please rise for the American National Anthem of Hockey.

    • Vithursan B
      Vithursan B 5 months ago

      @Charles George HNIC theme is better than the ESPN one

    • Charles George
      Charles George 5 months ago

      @Vithursan B The HNIC theme is much better. Many Canadians have played it at weddings.

    • Vithursan B
      Vithursan B 7 months ago +5

      I love this as much as Hockey Night in Canada, the Canadian Anthem of Hockey

    • Jonathan Gaeta
      Jonathan Gaeta 7 months ago +5

      Mine was always the NHL on NBC theme but I accept this as the new American National Anthem of Hockey

  • Jessie McFarland
    Jessie McFarland 6 months ago +1

    It is an awesome theme.

  • Jonathan Koslowe
    Jonathan Koslowe 7 months ago +2

    I hear that theme in my sleep, with Gary Thorne's voice calling the Devils Stanley Cup Champions

  • Fitzgerald Lansanah
    Fitzgerald Lansanah 7 months ago +1

    Loved the players humming it

  • DJ Hollaback
    DJ Hollaback 7 months ago +2

    Just gave me the chills listening to the composition. Sheesh

  • James Fontenot
    James Fontenot 7 months ago

    I think this is the same guy who also did the US Soccer on ESPN back in the day... which I LOVED far better than the one we have now. Always got me amped up to watch the Yanks play!!!

  • Chris Guardiano
    Chris Guardiano 7 months ago +2

    This theme plus "Roundball Rock" by John Tesh for the NBA on NBC are the themes that defined my childhood. I am glad that this theme is back and hopefully we get Roundball Rock back in 2024 for NBA games (we will definitely hear it during the Paris Olympics) if NBC can regain the NBA rights.

  • jgreico11
    jgreico11 6 months ago

    Thank you for posting this clip,
    Please never delete it off TheXvid.

  • Dean Lickerbelly
    Dean Lickerbelly 7 months ago +1

    thanks espn, because of you i get to have multiple streaming services for hockey games...

  • Mickhoddy
    Mickhoddy 6 months ago +1

    Get Gary Thorne back from the Orioles and life would be perfect…

  • TheDahype
    TheDahype 6 months ago +1

    Yeah this video and NHL on ESPN rock! 🏒🏒🏒

  • randomhumor1
    randomhumor1 6 months ago +4

    Nothing will beat the classic Saturday Night theme on CBC.

    • Charles George
      Charles George 5 months ago +2

      I totally agree.
      Pardon me while I listen to "Hockey Night In Canada"
      Again and again.

    • AmericanGiant100
      AmericanGiant100 6 months ago +1

      True. However this is a damn also legendary hockey theme here in the US as well.

  • Larry Vaughan
    Larry Vaughan 7 months ago +1

    Absolute coolest video ever!!! What a great theme song!!!

    • Charles George
      Charles George 5 months ago

      Greatest Video Ever is "Top Shelf",
      featuring the best of Buffalo Sabres'
      legendary announcer, Rick Jenneret,
      still strong and calling goals at age 79.

  • RaySat
    RaySat 6 months ago +1

    My child was flicking the channels and this came up. Shivers down my spine.