Acclaimed speaker, actor, entrepreneur and broadcaster; Worked for ESPN, NBC, ABC, Versus, Comcast SportsNet and TNT; Won two Stanley Cup Championships
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Bill Clement is a former National Hockey League center who played 11 years in the NHL, winning 2 Stanley Cups with the Philadelphia Flyers and has been the face & the voice of nationally televised hockey since 1986. He is also a successful » Read Full Bio
Bill Clement is a former National Hockey League center who played 11 years in the NHL, winning 2 Stanley Cups with the Philadelphia Flyers and has been the face & the voice of nationally televised hockey since 1986. He is also a successful communications coach, entrepreneur, actor, speaker and author. His new book titled, Every Day Leadership - Crossing Gorges on Tightropes to Success (with foreword by Wayne Gretzky) includes valuable, pertinent lessons on rebounding from the devastation of complete financial and personal defeat.
For 15 years, Bill was the lead game-analyst for ESPN's extensive schedule of National Hockey Night telecasts. From 1999-2005 he did play-by-play for ESPN’s Great Outdoor games and in 2004 & 2005 was the host of ESPN’s Bassmaster Classic. Today he can be seen regularly on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, calling Flyers games.
Bill Clement has been an integral part of the televising of 5 Olympiads. In 1992 he served as a game analyst for both TNT TV’s and CBS Radio’s hockey coverage at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. At the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 he was NBC’s studio analyst for hockey. In Athens he shifted gears during the 2004 Summer Olympics and worked for NBC as an expert analyst for Badminton & Table Tennis, and as a play-by-play man for the Modern Pentathlon. At the 2006 Torino, Italy Winter Olympics Bill was NBC’s host for all hockey coverage and in 2008 he again covered Table Tennis.
Most recently, Bill served as Studio Host for the “NHL on NBC” and for “Hockey Central” on Versus Network and his voice continues to be heard on EA Sports’ NHL video games. Clement has won a Cable "ACE" Award as the best analyst in any sport and in a reader survey conducted by The Hockey News was voted "Favorite Hockey Personality on TV." His acting credits include work on the ABC daytime drama All My Children and more than 250 television ads for clients such as Chevrolet, Deep Woods Off and NAPA Auto Parts. In early 1990, Clement entered the world of human development presentations and his critically acclaimed corporate and association presentations on an international basis.
The former center began his pro hockey career with the Philadelphia Flyers organization and he won two Stanley Cup championships with the "Broad Street Bullies." He then moved to Washington and after one season with the Capitals, in which he played in his first NHL All-Star Game, was traded to the Atlanta Flames where he played for five seasons and was selected to his second All-Star Game . In 1980, he moved with the Flames to Calgary, and finished his career in 1982.
Clement is a native of Thurso, Quebec, the same Canadian town that produced Hall of Famer, Guy Lafleur. Clement and Lafleur both have streets in their hometown named after them. He is married with four children and currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania