Brian Gionta, named earlier this week as the new captain of the Montreal Canadiens. Will be among the guests on NHL Live! on Friday, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio.

Also scheduled to appear to speak with co-hosts Don LaGreca and E.J. Hradek are New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski, San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray, Nashville General Manager David Poile and NBC and Chicago Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk.

NHL Live! is broadcast from the NHL Store Powered By Reebok in New York City.