Hockey Press Pass




Hosted by longtime NHL and NWHL PR executive and New York Times Hockey writer Chris Botta, the Hockey Press Pass Podcast shines a light on the hockey media like never before. Each week, Chris speaks with leading broadcasters, writers and executives around the NHL and all areas of hockey. We will learn about how they got here, their process, their triumphs and challenges. And every so often at the end of the show, Chris shares some of his experiences as Communications VP of the New York Islanders, and from his days and nights on the hockey beat. Whether you’re a dedicated and knowledgeable fan, interested in a career in sports or even just in what goes on behind the curtain, Hockey Press Pass is for you. Presented by InStat Hockey.





00:59:37 2021-10-14
A Hockey Press Pass bonus series, “Islanders Forecheck” will take the long view of the 2021-22 season of the New York Islanders – one that many experts have predicted will end with a Stanley Cup. In this first edition, Chris Botta and Pat Boyle...- ...
00:49:50 2021-10-12
In our first discussion with a reporter on the daily beat of an NHL team, the skilled and tenacious Hailey Salvian of The Athletic provides important details about her coverage of the Ottawa Senators and now on the Calgary Flames. This is a brutally hones...
00:41:28 2021-10-06
In an honest and direct conversation about breaking news in the NHL, Frank Seravalli revisits his scoops around the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft and reveals how one executive made a persuasive case about where he may have crossed the line. Seravalli’s...
00:51:10 2021-09-28
Craig Button is passionate about the game. In a revealing discussion, the former Calgary Flames GM and Stanley Cup-winner with Dallas takes us inside team preparation for the NHL trade deadline and the scouting process. Among other topics, Button shares h...
01:01:57 2021-09-21
Howie Rose was a kid from New York who lived the dream of becoming the play-by-play announcer for the Islanders on TV and Mets and Rangers on the radio. In this episode, Howie shares a lot of inside information about his process and experiences calling ga...
01:26:34 2021-09-14
On the premiere episode of Hockey Press Pass, Ray Ferraro of ESPN and TSN discusses his start on TV (while still playing in the NHL), approach to analyzing games, views on the state of the league, “feedback” from players and executives – including a...
00:01:58 2021-09-03
Hosted by longtime NHL and NWHL PR executive and New York Times Hockey writer Chris Botta, the Hockey Press Pass Podcast shines a light on the hockey media like never before. Each week, Chris speaks with leading broadcasters, writers and executives around...