Big news in the Edmonton Oilers broadcasting world as Jack Michaels will be replacing Kevin Quinn on Sportsnet’s regional Oilers broadcasts.
The contracts for both Quinn and Drew Remenda were up following last year and it appears both of their contracts have not be renewed.
Quinn had been the TV voice of the Oilers for nearly 20 years and over the last six years, Remenda had been his colour commentator.
Michaels, meanwhile, is best known as the radio voice of the Oilers since 2010 calling games alongside Bob Stauffer. Michaels got his start in the early-90’s as a sports reporter in Erie, PA. and began calling games in 1995.
He called games for the WCHL’s Colorado Gold Kings between 1999 and 2002 while also serving as the club’s director of communications and marketing. His big break came when he was hired as the vice-president and alternate governor of the ECHL’s Alaska Aces, where Michaels also called games between 2002 and 2010.
Since then, Michaels has called Oilers games on 630 CHED and now will make the jump to television.
I’m a big fan of Michaels’ and I think this is a role he will succeed in to say the least. His right-hand man as an analyst will be Louie DeBrusk, who has spent the last number of years becoming a fan favourite as an analyst doing games in Western Canada.
Bob Stauffer will be joining Michaels on the TV broadcasts as an analyst during the intermissions. Gene Principe will continue his work as a host.
Meanwhile, former Red Deer Rebels broadcaster Cam Moon will be stepping in to fill the Oilers play by play role with the Oilers radio broadcasts.
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