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NBC's Liam McHugh, Anson Carter Making Names For Themselves On NHL Broadcasts
Published May 9, 2014
GET CARTER: In L.A., Tom Hoffarth writes the respect that NBCSN's Anson Carter has "been accruing for his analysis as he pops up" on the net’s studios "has not been clouded." NBC Sports Exec Producer Sam Flood said of Carter, "He’s such a bright guy, very thoughtful and he deeply cares about getting better. What also impresses me is he works hard and takes the time to make the effort to get better." Flood "thought enough of Carter to put him ... with Dave Strader to call the Kings-Ducks outdoor game last January." Carter said that he "had been prodded by his agent" ever since he retired in '07 to "get into broadcasting, but he didn't feel ready." He thought he was "too close to some players, general managers and coaches, and didn’t want any of his biases to come out on the air." But his agent "got him a tryout at the NHL Network" in '11 and NHL Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille during the next season "asked him to join some Kings’ pre- and post-season road telecasts for Fox Sports West." Carter eventually "worked his way to MSG games" with the Rangers and "then drew interest at NBC" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 5/9).