Schwartz on Sports Podcast: NHL Network's Kevin Weekes Drops By (Audio)
Dec 16, 2008; Toronto, ON, Canada; New Jersey Devils goalie Kevin Weekes (1) during the pregame warmup prior to the start of a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Mandatory Credit: Luc Leclerc-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils goalie Kevin Weekes drops by Schwartz on Sports to discuss the recent NHL craziness.

Fans of all three local hockey teams remember former NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes. This much is certain. 

Back during the 2005-06 season, Weekes signed on to play with the New York Rangers as the team’s No. 1 goalie. What’s interesting about this move is that it coincided with the rise of young Henrik Lundqvist.

Eventually, Lundqvist took the starting role but that didn’t stop Weekes starting one playoff game during the Rangers only playoff series that season, a sweep at the hands of the hated New Jersey Devils.

Speaking of those Devils, after his time was up with the Rangers in 2007, Weekes signed on with Lou Lamoriello’s club to back up Martin Brodeur. Although he played with the New York Islanders for only 36 games at the turn of the century, that stint means he successfully completed the metro hockey trifecta.

Weekes played in the metro area for a total of four-plus years prior to retiring and becoming one of the league’s foremost faces in terms of analysis with NHL Network.

Fortunately for us, Kevin Weekes sat down with Peter Schwartz to discuss all of the craziness happening with the NHL after the Expansion Draft. Here he his on Schwartz on Sports:


ESNY staff reports.