Jeremy Roenick To Join TSN for NHL Playoffs



    TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - He's outspoken, controversial, a fan-favourite
and crowd-pleaser. His passion for the game knows no limits. And you just
never know what he's going to say next.
    TSN today announced 18-year NHL veteran Jeremy Roenick will join the NHL
on TSN broadcast team as a studio analyst for the Stanley Cup(R) Playoffs,
beginning April 11. The colourful Phoenix Coyotes forward will be in-studio
for six nights during the First Round of the playoffs. Roenick will also
appear via satellite on the 90-minute NHL on TSN Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
Show on April 10.
    This marks the first time Roenick will work as an analyst for a Canadian
broadcaster.
    "I'm looking forward to speaking to fans that understand the game and
will appreciate what I'm talking about," said Roenick. "I've always wanted to
work in Canada. Now, it'll just be off the ice instead of on it."
    TSN has coverage of the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup(R)
Playoffs. The network's broadcast schedule will be announced on April 8
following the completion of the regular season.
    Roenick is no stranger to TSN, having appeared in this year's NHL on TSN
Fantasy Draft Special and last year's NHL playoff coverage via satellite.
Roenick is also a regular guest star on TSN's daily sports talk show, Off The
Record, where his candid and no-holds-barred comments have stirred many
debates.
    In fact, Roenick is so controversial and entertaining that TSN devoted an
entire SportsCentre Top 10 in his honour, featuring a mix of amusing comments
and TV appearances following his infamous rant about the NHL lockout.
    "Jeremy Roenick's unique style and perspective on the game are
refreshing. He speaks his mind and makes no apologies for it," said Mark
Milliere, Executive Producer, News & NHL on TSN. "As seen from past
appearances on TSN, Jeremy has a natural rapport with our broadcast team and
he certainly is a favourite with our viewers."
    Roenick will work in the NHL on TSN studio alongside host James Duthie,
Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, hockey expert Dave Hodge,
analyst Darren Pang, and Tie Domi. TSN will once again use two broadcast crews
for the playoffs with Gord Miller/Pierre McGuire and Chris Cuthbert/Glenn
Healy.

    TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the
Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN's flagship news program,
SportsCentre, was voted the number-one source for sports news by sports fans
from across the country.(*) TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule also features
the NHL and first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Toronto Maple
Leafs hockey; International Hockey including the IIHF World Junior
Championship; the Olympic Games through 2012; CFL including Friday Night
Football; NFL including Sunday and Monday Night Football; PGA TOUR and all
four golf Majors; Season of Champions Curling; NASCAR including the Daytona
500; Formula One including the Canadian Grand Prix; IRL including the Indy
500; Blue Jays baseball; Raptors basketball and the NBA Finals; Tennis and all
four Grand Slam events; EURO 2008 and UEFA Champions League Soccer; HBO World
Championship boxing; and Figure Skating including the national championships.
TSN HD offers more sports coverage, more hours and more events in High
Definition than any other network in Canada, reinforcing TSN's position as
Canada's Sports Leader in High Definition. TSN is available in 8.8 million
households. TSN's programming and news content is also available online at
TSN.ca.

    (*)2005/2006 Roper Canada - Winter





For further information:

For further information: Andrea Goldstein, TSN Director of
Communications, (w) (416) 332-7575, (c) (647) 224-8800; Josh Cogan, TSN
Communications Officer, (w) (416) 332-7599, (c) (416) 859-4738; Michelle Good,
TSN Communications Coordinator, (w) (416) 332-7584, (c) (416) 459-1141


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