BOSTON, Mass. – The Hockey East Association announced today that Eric Haugen has been named the recipient of the 2023 Joe Concannon Award. Haugen accepted his award as part of the league’s media day, held at TD Garden. The prestigious honor, named in 2001 in memory of beloved Boston Globe sportswriter Joe Concannon, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding body of work in covering and/or promoting the interests of the Hockey East Association.
Haugen currently serves as Senior Director, Multi-Platform Programming at NESN. His duties include day-to-day oversight of scheduling for all NESN-affiliated networks, rights acquisition across NESN platforms, and relationship management with NESN’s college and minor pro partners. He also contributes to the planning for NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins shoulder programming and oversees coverage of the network’s non-pro live events.
Since joining NESN in 2010, Haugen has expanded the network’s relationship with Hockey East through innovations like flex scheduling, the creation of new telecast windows beyond the league’s traditional Friday night presence, and the integration of Hockey East content into NESN’s Bruins coverage.
Before joining NESN, Haugen spent four years in programming at the NHL league office and did a two-year stint at NFL Films/NFL Network. He began his career at ESPN, where he rose quickly through the ranks before spending two years as a producer on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight.
A Minnesota native who graduated from Princeton University, Haugen lives with his wife and daughter in Bedford, Massachusetts.
|Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award History|
|1992||Larry Mahoney, Bangor Daily News|
|1993||Bob Whitelaw, New England Sports Network|
|1994||Bob Monahan, Boston Globe|
|1995||John Connolly, Boston Herald|
|1996||Charles Scoggins, Lowell Sun|
|1997||Bob Norton, New England Sports Network|
|1998||Joe Concannon, Boston Globe|
|1999||Dick Osborne, UNH Sports Network|
|2000||Bill Doherty, Huskies Radio|
|2001||Dave Hendrickson, U.S. College Hockey Online|
|2002||Roger Brown, Portsmouth Herald|
|2003||Bernie Corbett, Giant Sports Associates|
|2004||Rob Rudnick, Huskies Radio|
|2005||Eric Frede, NESN / CodRock Media|
|2006||Dan Hannigan, Maine Radio / CodRock Media|
|2007||Allen Lessels, New Hampshire Union Leader|
|2008||Mike Logan, Providence College Radio|
|2009||Bob Ellis, UMass Lowell Radio|
|2010||Brock Hines, UMass Sports Network|
|2011||Mike Machnik, Merrimack Radio, CHN & USCHO|
|2012||Jim Connelly, U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO)|
|2013||Dan Parkhurst, UNH Radio/TV & Merrimack Radio|
|2014||Pete Webster, UNH Wildcat Sports Radio Network|
|2015||Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, The Boston Globe|
|2016||Ted Ryan, Burlington Free Press|
|2017||Pete Souris, New Hampshire/Hockey East/UMass Lowell|
|2018||Tom Caron, NESN|
|2019||Mark Divver, Providence Journal/USCHO//NHL.com|
|2022||Joe Bertagna, Hockey East/AHCA|
|2023||Eric Haugen, NESN|