Pens Execs on the Season Premiere of Bettman Hour

NEW YORK (October 6, 2010) – Pittsburgh Penguins CEO/president David Morehouse and executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero are Thursday’s guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET. The inaugural show of the season will be broadcast live from the new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

VERSUS president Jamie Davis also will join Commissioner Bettman to discuss the network’s coverage of the 2010-11 season and its exclusive coverage Thursday night of the first regular-season NHL game at CONSOL.

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh’s new multi-purpose entertainment venue, replaces Civic Arena/Mellon Arena, which had operated since 1961 and was home of the Penguins from their inception in 1967. It was the oldest arena in the National Hockey League.

“CONSOL Energy Center represents an exciting new era for the city, the region and the Pittsburgh Penguins,” Morehouse said. “With open concourses, comfortable seating, cutting-edge technology, a state-of-the-art scoreboard and sound system, and an extensive array of food and beverage options, it is a spectacular symbol for the Pittsburgh of the 21st century.”

In the past four years, Ray Shero has helped transform the Penguins from a team that did not qualify for the playoffs in 2005-06 to one that reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2007-08 and won the Cup in 2008-09.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the “Best of XM” programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.

The show encourages fans to call in with questions for the Commissioner. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.

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