The San Jose Sharks are making some changes to broadcasting this season. In addition to the announcement that Jamie Baker would replace Drew Remenda on TV, the franchise also announced that Bret Hedican has been named as the teams radio color analyst. Also, Curtis Brown will serve as lead color analyst for “Sharks Pregame Live” and “Sharks Postgame Live” shows.
Hedican, a 17-year NHL veteran, will work with Dan Rusanowsky on 98.5 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network. He has been known by fans as the pre and post game analyst as well as joining Remenda and Randy Hahn as an “Inside the Glass” analyst during games.
Throughout Hedican’s 17 years playing hockey, he played with the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks. He also represented his country in the Olympics in both 1992 and 2006.
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Hedican while “Inside the Glass” and believe he will be an excellent addition to the radio broadcast team.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) August 27, 2014
Brown, a 12-year NHL veteran, played parts of three seasons with the Sharks, and is now joining Comcast SportsNet California full time as an analyst on the pre and post game shows. He has been working with the franchise for three years as a studio analyst and has appeared on these shows on various occasions. Most know who Brown is and will recognize his mustache anywhere. Brown will be working alongside Brodie Brazil.
Chief operating officer, John Tortora, released this statement in regards to the changes:
“We are extremely pleased to have Jamie and Bret on our broadcast team to work alongside Randy Hahn and Dan Rusanowsky. Over the past nine seasons, Jamie has earned the trust of our fans with his candid analysis and breakdown of the game and Bret will bring a fresh and knowledgeable commentary to our radio broadcast. We are excited to be able to have two veteran NHL players complement Randy and Dan, who we feel are the best play-by-play broadcasters in all of hockey. Furthermore, we’re excited that Curtis, another member of the Sharks family, will have an enhanced role on our pre- and post-game telecasts.”
Exciting changes are happening to the Sharks and I, for one, am excited to see how it impacts the season come fall.