Michael Russo is the best Seinfeld character ever to obsessively cover hockey. He writes for The Athletic.
After covering the Florida Panthers (Russo inside joke) and moving to Minnesota to cover the Wild for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Russo left for The Athletic, where he continues to prove he is one of the best hockey writers in North America.
Michael is a three-time Minnesota Sportswriter of the Year and in 2017 was named the inaugural Red Fisher Award winner as best beat writer in the NHL. Russo can be seen on Fox Sports North and the NHL Network and heard on KFAN.
Souhan calls him “My favorite Seinfeld character.” He may be a hypochondriac and once admitted to injuring his finger while pulling up his socks.
With an encyclopedic knowledge of hockey here and everywhere and a personality that has made him a beloved figure in Minnesota, Russo is the main reason Souhan wanted to start his own podcast network.