Kristen Shilton serves as senior NHL writer, covering the league as an analyst across platforms. Shilton writes news stories and features during the season, and can be seen and heard on ESPN podcasts, SportsCenter, The Point and more. Shilton will also be a part of the on-air talent for The Walt Disney Company’s coverage of the National Hockey League.
Prior to joining ESPN in October 2021, Shilton covered the Toronto Maple Leafs across all of TSN’s platforms. Signing on with TSN in 2016, Shilton wrote columns and stories for TSN.ca, co-hosted Leaf’s radio broadcasts, acted as rinkside host for Leaf’s broadcasts, co-created the Leaf’s 3-in-3 broadcast segments and appeared on SportsCentre, That’s Hockey and across TSN1050 radio programs.
Shilton joined TSN from USA TODAY, where she worked as a digital sports producer and hockey writer for two seasons. She reported on a slate of major sporting events including the NHL playoffs, and contributed stories both in print and online for USA TDOAY and its pop culture-sports hybrid site, For The Win. She also produced sports news content for USA TODAY’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. Prior to her time at USA TODAY, Shilton spent nearly two years with the Chicago Wolves, the Vancouver Canucks’ American Hockey League affiliate, beginning as a Communications Assistant and then as the team’s Digital Media Coordinator.
Shilton holds a Master of Arts degree in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism from Syracuse University.