Ryan Callahan provides game and studio analysis for NHL coverage on ESPN. Callahan joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where he serves as an analyst for select NHL games.
Beginning his broadcasting career in 2019 with the NHL Network, Callahan served as a studio analyst. He has also provided studio analysis for the NHL on NBC.
A native of Rochester, New York, Callahan played 13 seasons in the NHL with the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Drafted by the Rangers in 2004, Callahan registered 186 goals and 200 assists in 757 regular season games, while collecting 20 goals and 19 assists in 121 Stanley Cup Playoff games. A key contributor to the 2011-2012 Rangers, Callahan tallied six goals and four assists in 20 Stanley Cup Playoff games before New York was defeated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the New Jersey Devils. In 2011, Callahan became the 26th captain of the New York Rangers – the first New York native to serve as Rangers team captain. Callahan was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014 where he finished out his NHL career, retiring in 2020.
In addition to his NHL play, Callahan was named to Team USA for participation at the 2010 Winter Olympics where he earned an Olympic silver medal. He returned to represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics, finishing in fourth place.
In 2016, the Ryan Callahan Foundation was launched with the goal of providing moments of family unity to families with children battling pediatric cancer. The foundation is comprised of three elements – Cally’s Crew, which provides a chance for families in the pediatric cancer community to be the Callahan’s guests in a VIP suite at either a Tampa Bay Ray’s game, or the Rochester Red Wings; the 2-4 Club, which selects a monthly recipient to receive financial assistance; and Cally’s Comforts, which provides a day of spa services for the entire family in the comfort on their home, or private salon. The foundation also provides direct funding as an effort to support local and independent pediatric cancer foundations in support of a cure.