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Rogers Unveils NHL Play-by-Play Team: Hughson, Randorf, Romanuk and Cole To Make The Call for Canadians

June 3, 2014

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TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Rogers today announced the four big voices
who will guide hockey fans through all of the upcoming memorable on-ice
moments, beginning with the 2014/15 NHL season. Jim Hughson, Dave
Randorf
, Paul Romanuk and Bob Cole will call play-by-play for NHL
national games across all Rogers properties, as well as Hockey Night in
Canada, this coming fall.  The announcement was made today as part of
the 2014 Rogers Upfront.

“All four of these announcers have the remarkable ability to bring the
game to life, capture the ebbs, flows and emotions of the game, and
elevate the viewing experience in a significant way,” said Gord Cutler,
Senior Vice President of NHL Production, Rogers. “Jim Hughson is one of
the top voices in the business today, and Dave Randorf and Paul Romanuk
also bring an incredible amount of experience and expertise from the
broadcast booth. With the legendary Bob Cole rounding out the team, we
are thrilled to have talent of this caliber calling the games for
Canadians next season.”

The Lineup:

Jim Hughson, Lead Play-by-Play Announcer

  • The Gemini Award-winner will be the lead play-by-play commentator for
    Rogers’s upcoming NHL coverage from the first puck drop on October 8
    through the regular season to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup
    Final
  • Hughson is one of hockey’s most notable broadcast voices, with an
    illustrious career spanning more than three decades. He has called
    countless NHL, OHL, and CHL games, as well as numerous big events
    including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, NHL Winter Classic, NHL
    All-Star Game and the men’s hockey tournament at the 2006 and 2014
    Olympic Winter Games. This year marks Hughson’s sixth Stanley Cup Final
  • Hughson on his new role: “I’m pleased to be joining the Rogers hockey
    crew, and what we will endeavor to build into one of the best teams in
    hockey broadcasting. It’s going to be a great ride.” 

Dave Randorf

  • Randorf brings close to 25 years of experience to his new role with
    Rogers. The Gemini Award nominee has covered countless sporting events
    throughout his career, and has served as a play-by-play commentator for
    the IIHF World Championships, the World Junior Hockey Championships, as
    well as numerous NHL and other international hockey events. He was the
    full-time regional voice of the Montreal Canadiens for the last four
    seasons
  • Randorf on his new role:  “Like most Canadians, I am passionate about
    our game of hockey.  To have this opportunity is an honour and I am
    very excited about the next phase of my career. I have been extremely
    fortunate the last 17 years of my career. Great memories and great
    people. Now I am looking forward to my next chapter and helping bring
    the passion and excitement of the NHL to Rogers.”

Paul Romanuk

  • Romanuk has more than 25 years of sports broadcasting experience, and
    has provided play-by-play commentary for numerous NHL games, including
    serving as the voice of the Montreal Canadiens regional broadcasts from
    1998 to 2001. He has also called several World Junior Hockey
    Championships and World Hockey Championships
  • Romanuk on his new role: “I can’t say enough how thrilled I am to be
    coming back to Canada to call play-by-play for the greatest hockey
    league in the world, and to be part of Rogers’s exciting new venture as
    national rights holders, bringing so many games to hockey fans across
    the country. Rogers is building a great team, and I’m honoured to be a
    part of it.”

Bob Cole

  • Cole, a Hockey Hall of Famer and Canadian icon, has been captivating
    hockey audiences with his electrifying voice for more than five
    decades.  Cole will continue to call games on Saturday on Hockey Night
    in Canada, as well as during the Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • Cole on returning to the broadcast booth in September: “I’m coming off
    one of the most exciting playoff experiences, and I’ve barely had a
    chance to unwind yet! It’s a delight to join the Rogers team, and I am
    pleased they are continuing to honour the Hockey Night in Canada
    tradition. I’m flattered to be included – and rest assured, I’ll do
    everything I can to give it my best shot.”

Rogers Communications secured a 12-year deal with the NHL in November
2013
for exclusive national broadcast and multimedia rights in Canada,
beginning with the 2014-15 season.

About Rogers
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and
digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please
visit rogers.com.

SOURCE Rogers Media