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Color Analyst McNab Inks Multi-Year Deal

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
Altitude Sports & Entertainment today announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Colorado Avalanche color analyst Peter McNab. McNab will return for his 14th season as the Colorado Avalanche’s television color analyst, providing his hockey expertise and unique perspective on the game of hockey. Regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic color analysts in the game, McNab brings 14 years of NHL playing experience to the Avalanche broadcasts.


“We are thrilled to announce Peter McNab’s return to Altitude for the next several seasons,” remarked Matt Hutchings, Altitude’s EVP/COO.  “Peter’s contributions to the Colorado Avalanche television broadcast team are unparalleled and we are confident that he will continue to provide the high quality of analysis that fans have come to expect."

McNab began his broadcasting career for the New Jersey Devils during the 1987-88 seasons with SportsChannel, which won an Emmy that year for broadcasting excellence. After eight years on the New Jersey airwaves, McNab headed to Colorado for the inaugural season of the Colorado Avalanche. He has also added an impressive list of national television credits to his broadcasting resume. In addition to his work on Altitude, McNab has also served as an analyst for NBC during its coverage of NHL games. He also provided color commentary for NBC during the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.

From 1995 to 1999, McNab served as Fox Sports Net’s analyst for regular season and playoff games. He worked for TNT as color analyst for the 1998 Olympic games in Nagano, Japan and served as TSN’s studio analyst and host for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. A native of Vancouver, B.C., McNab has a past association with the Denver area, as he played collegiate hockey at the University of Denver. McNab went on to play for the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and concluded his playing career with the New Jersey Devils. McNab posted six 35-plus goal seasons and tallied 40 or more goals twice during his career. He finished his career with 363 goals and 450 assists in 954 games. Peter was an NHL All-Star in 1977 and reached the Stanley Cup Finals in three straight seasons from 1975-77.

Seen in more than 3 million homes in a 10 state territory, Altitude is the television home of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Eagles, the Big Sky Conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, ESPN Syndication (including Big 12 Conference and Western Athletic Conference events), and the Canadian Football League as well as other local and regional sports, entertainment and public service programming.  A full list of Altitude programming and other information can be found at www.altitude.tv.
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