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Top 5 Hockey Announcers

Top 5 Hockey Announcers

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  1. Chris Cuthbert
  2. Bob Miller
  3. Mike Emrick
  4. Rick Peckham
  5. Randy Hahn

1. Chris Cuthbert

Chris Cuthbert is one of the most well known and favorited Canadian sports broadcasters in NHL history. Cuthbert has been broadcasting nationally since 1984 for CBC covering NHL, the Olympics, and the Canadian National Football League and worked with them until 2005. At the start of February 2005, Cuthbert left CBC and began working for TSN. At TSN, Cuthbert worked as the network's lead CFL announcer and as one of the main hockey voices for the network. The Canadian broadcaster has been a part of the TSN family for 15 years now. Currently in 2020, Cuthbert has decided to move to Roger Sportsnet, and return to Hockey Night in Canada which used to air on CBC.

Fans love Cuthbert's wide range of knowledge of each individual player and he has played a role in many famous calls. Cuthbert does a fantastic job of voicing the range of emotions that echo in the hockey arenas during games and is a fan favorite to many.

2. Bob Miller

Although he retired in 2017, Bob Miller is still known as one of the best sports broadcasters in NHL history. Miller attended the University of Iowa and worked as one of the main radio voices for the university from 1957-1960. Bob Miller is best known for his work as a play-by-play announcer for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket. Miller worked with the Los Angeles Kings from 1993 until 2017, loving every minute of it, and during the 1990s Miller was partnered with Jim Fox. By 1997 Miller had earned a Los Angeles Kings hall of fame plaque and the King's named the press box at Staples Center in honor of Miller. Also in 1997, Miller was honored by the state of California as "Sports Broadcaster of the Year" and given a lifetime contract by the Kings. Miller had also earned his own star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

3. Mike Emrick

Mike Emrick is an American play by play sports broadcaster and is the lead sports broadcaster for NBC and NBCSN. From 1993-2011 Mike was the voice for the NHL's New Jersey Devils. Emrick has been working nearly 40 years as an announcer and has been in charge of broadcasting 13 Stanley Cup Finals on NBC, Versus, FOX, and ESPN and also 23 game sevens in NHL playoff action. Emrick also had the honor of being one of the voices for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games during the gold medal for men's hockey contest, which was the most watched hockey game in America in 30 years. Emrick has been awarded for his outstanding broadcast work; in 2008 he earned the Hockey Hall of Fame's Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting. Mike has also earned an Emmy in 2011 for "Outstanding Sports Personality-Play by Play,'' The Lester Patrick Trophy in 2004, and several local Emmy awards.

4. Rick Peckham

Rick Peckham was an announcer for the NHL's Florida Tampa Bay Lightning team. Peckham was seen by many as the "lightning" behind the Tampa Bay lightning team for the energy he would bring listeners during games. Before that, Peckham served as the play-by-play announcer for the Hartford Whalers from 1984 to 1995. As of 2019, Peckham decided to retire, but his last season out of 42 total broadcasting seasons was unfortunately interrupted due to COVID-19. One of Peckham's most iconic calls was when Brayden Point's toe drag to maneuver around Evgenii Dadonov helped beat Florida in overtime.This broadcast gave chills to many listeners because of the passion behind Peckham's voice to fans. Peckham is seen as one of the most entertaining and professional broadcasters in the history of the NHL because of knowledge of the sport and how to rile up listeners. Peckham was also a member of one of NBC's playoff teams.

5. Randy Hahn

Randy Hahn is the play-by-play commentator for the NHL's San Jose Sharks on NBC Sports California. Hahn's work mostly revolves around hockey but he has worked on announcing the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. The San Jose Sharks also had a chance to win the Stanley Cup back in 2013, and fans really enjoyed Hahn's broadcast on that. Hahn is known for having fun during his broadcasts and keeping listeners entertained and informed. Back in 2009, Hahn broadcasted his 1,000th NHL Shark game where the Shark's faced off against the Calgary Flames in San Jose. Overall Hahn has been working as a broadcaster for the San Jose Sharks since 1991, with an impressive 30 years under his belt Hahn is a force to be heard.

FAQ

Who is the best hockey announcer?

The best hockey announcer is a subjective question because everyone has their own personal preference for what voice they like to hear. However, Chris Cuthbert seems to be a fan favorite amongst many ice hockey fans. Cuthbert has been broadcasting nationally since 1984 for CBC covering NHL, the Olympics, and the Canadian National Football League and worked with them until 2005. Cuthbert worked for CBC and after leaving to work for TSN, Chris has returned to Hockey Night in Canada which used to air on CBC.

Who are the NHL announcers?

An NHL announcer is someone who works in sports broadcasting and gives running commentary of a game in real time for fans listening or watching on television. The main commentators for the NHL on NBC are: Pierre Mcguire, Brian Engblom, Darren Pang, Joe Micheletti, Darren Elliot, and Billy Jaffe. The goal of these announcers is generally to stay unbiased and present what is happening in the game without their own opinions interfering with the broadcast.

Who is the Stanley Cup announcer?

Mike 'Doc' Emrick is the Stanley Cup announcer. Emrick has been the main broadcaster for the Stanley Cup for 13 finals and is the lead announcer for: NBC, Versus, FOX, and ESPN. Emrick is a widely popular sports broadcaster and has earned many awards due to his incredible work as a commentator. Mike takes on the task of reporting the play-by-play of the Stanley Cup games, which is a very tedious and detail oriented job.

Who is the NBC hockey announcer?

Mike Emrick is the main NBC hockey announcer. Emrick works on reporting the play-by-plays of many games for NBC. Emrick's voice is fond to many as the 73 year old has not lost any of the passion and fire within himself as he ages. Mike Emrick has also been awarded an Emmy in 2011 for "Outstanding Sports Personality- Play by Play,'' The Lester Patrick Trophy, and several local Emmy awards.



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