The San Jose Sharks, teamed with Comcast SportsNet California, have announced that Jamie Baker will be replacing Drew Remenda as the new TV color commentator for Sharks games.
— Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) August 27, 2014
Chief operating officer John Tortora is excited about this new endeavor as well: “Over the past nine seasons, Jamie has earned the trust of our fans with his candid analysis and breakdown of the game.”
Baker, as Tortora mentions, is no stranger to Sharks fans. The 10-year NHL veteran played three years with the Sharks and has been involved in radio for the past nine years. He was also the favorite choice to fill in for Remenda on various occasions throughout the past couple of seasons. Baker will also continue to be involved in “Sharks Pregame Live” and “Sharks Postgame Live” programs.
Baker is known for having scored the biggest goal in Sharks franchise history. He scored the game winning goal which clinched the series against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7, making the Sharks the first ever eighth-seed NHL team to defeat a first-seed team. Some also believe this was the moment which created excitement in San Jose for hockey as a sport. Take a look at the goal here:
I’m excited to see more of Baker in the coming season and believe that he will be an excellent addition alongside play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn. Of course, Drew will forever be missed!