ESPN anchor Barry Melrose diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Barry Melrose, longtime NHL analyst and former coach of the Adirondack Red Wings, has Parkinson’s disease.

ESPN anchor John Buccigross announced in a statement on X, former Twitter, that Melrose would be stepping away from his job to spend more time with his family.

“I’ve worked with Barry at ESPN for over a quarter century. Cold beers and hearty laughs in smokey cigar bars. A razor sharp wit, he was always early & looked like a million bucks. I love him. I’ll miss him. Wayne Gretzky on a life dedicated to hockey.”