Brian Burke Joins Sportsnet for Remainder of 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Coverage
TORONTO (April 27, 2018) Sportsnet is welcoming a familiar face to the fold as Brian Burke joins the network’s 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage for the remainder of the post-season. Burke will be adding commentary, insights and analysis to a wide variety of Sportsnet’s NHL coverage across television, radio and digital.
“Brian is one of the most experienced, respected and knowledgeable executives in all of hockey,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet and NHL Properties. “We are thrilled to have him join the team, bolstering what is already a stellar roster of NHL hosts, commentators, analysts and insiders. He will provide a unique perspective in which we believe Canadian hockey fans will be extremely interested.”
Burke brings with him more than three decades of front office experience having served most recently as the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames. Previously, Burke was the general manager of the Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also held a vice-president position with the NHL, leading player discipline, officiating, proposed rule changes and league involvement in international hockey, giving him the ability to provide insight from both the league and team perspective.
“I’m thrilled to be joining an outstanding team at Sportsnet,” said Burke. “Hockey is king in Canada and I look forward to being part of the group that is consistently delivering the best hockey content to fans across the country on all platforms.”
Burke makes his first appearance this weekend, as Sportsnet’s television coverage includes two games on Saturday, two games on Sunday as well as a special presentation of the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night.
As the home of hockey, Sportsnet delivers world-class hockey content across its national television, radio and digital platforms. As the official Canadian NHL national multimedia rights holder, Sportsnet delivers more than 300 national games across three marquee nights: Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey, Hockey Night in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey. Sportsnet also provides coverage of the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs. Complete with a star-studded roster of hockey broadcasters, reporters and producers, Sportsnet remains dedicated to unifying Canadians through sport by providing content that gives fans front-row access to the sports they love, accessible from anywhere.
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