Olympic Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield will be a part of the San Jose Sharks Broadcast booth for select games next season.
The San Jose Sharks and their broadcasting affiliate NBCSN have announced that Olympic Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield will be joining their team as a color commentator for select games next season.
With an impressive career on the ice already on a resume filled with accolades like (x2) Olympic Gold medals and multiple World Championships from various international tournaments. Coyne Schofield is now looking to continue her journey in the world of hockey media after a few experiences on the national broadcast level for NBCSN in 2018 – 2019.
The addition of Coyne Schofield isn’t much of a surprise considering Sharks territory is already very familiar with the new color commentator. She stole the show during the 2019 NHL Fastest Skater competition clocking a blazing time of 14.346 seconds in front of a raucous SAP Center crowd.
Following this showing on the ice Kendall opened the doors prior to Game 5 of Round 2 versus the Avalanche. Where afterwards she provided post game analysis with the Sharks studio crew.
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She definitely feels the love from San Jose Sharks organization and their fan base. Coyne Schofield echoed these sentiments in a statement attached to the initial announcement.
"“Ever since the All-Star weekend this past January, the San Jose community and fans have welcomed me with open arms into the city and the Shark Tank. I can’t wait to live, breathe and talk Sharks hockey next season as a member of the broadcast team.”"
It’ll be fascinating to hear Coyne Schofield’s perspective of the game, the Sharks, and it’s players on more of a regular basis throughout the 2019 – 2020 season. San Jose continues to push the envelope when it comes to reaching out to various audiences while providing a unique outlook for their fans.
The exact games and dates that Coyne Schofield will be providing color commentary are not yet set in stone. However it’s exciting news to hear that the Sharks will adding a rising star in the Hockey world to their broadcast team this upcoming season.