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Matt McConnell

Television Play-By-Play Announcer 

Matt McConnell enters his 11th season with the Coyotes as the team's TV play-by-play announcer.

Prior to joining the Coyotes broadcast team, McConnell was the TV voice of the Atlanta Thrashers (2009-2011). He also called all the TV play-by-play for the Thrashers from 1999 (their inaugural season in the NHL) through 2003 before moving on to the Minnesota Wild where he called NHL action for two seasons (2003-2005).

During the 2018-19 season, McConnell called his 1,500th NHL game on January 20, 2019 (Coyotes at Maple Leafs).

McConnell got his start in the NHL in 1993 when he was named as the radio voice of the expansion Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He worked with the Ducks through 1996 when he became the radio play-by-play announcer for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1996- 1999. McConnell has also covered the NHL playoffs for NHL Radio and Westwood One, the Stanley Cup Final for NHL International and the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship for the NHL Network.

From 2005-06 to 2008-09, he served as the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS College Sports' college hockey broadcasts. During this time, McConnell also called college basketball, football and lacrosse for the network and hosted their coverage of the NCAA lacrosse championships. He also played the role of fill-in broadcaster for the NBA on TNT in 2001. In addition to his involvement with CBSSN, he also calls games for Pac-12 Networks on a free-lance basis.

McConnell's accolades in the broadcasting industry include being named the 2013 Arizona Sports Broadcaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association (he was a finalist for the same award in 2020). He also won a pair of regional sports Emmys involving his work on Thrashers telecasts in 2002 and 2003, was nominated for a regional sports Emmy in 2010, and was a finalist for 1994 Broadcaster of the Year by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association while working for the Ducks.

McConnell is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication with major emphasis in Economics.

Matt, his wife Jennifer and daughter Zoe, make their year-round home in the Valley.

Tyson Nash

Television Color Analyst 

Tyson Nash enters his 13th season with the Coyotes as the team's TV color analyst. A former Coyotes player, Nash will once again team up this season with play-by-play announcer Matt McConnell in the television booth.

In addition to his responsibilities with the Coyotes, Nash has served as an analyst on NHL Network throughout the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the past, Nash has worked with FOX Sports 1 as a panelist for its coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He has also worked as the color analyst on Pac-12 Network for select Arizona State hockey games.

The 46-year-old Nash played eight years in the NHL with St. Louis and Phoenix, recording 27-37-64 and 673 penalty minutes (PIM) in 374 games. He also recorded 3-2-5 and 52 PIM in 23 career Stanley Cup playoff games. Nash was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 10th round (247th overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on April 3, 1999 with the St. Louis Blues. In 1999-00, Nash was a member of the Blues' Presidents' Trophy-winning club, which posted an NHL-best 51-20-11-1 record.

Nash played for the Coyotes during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 seasons and was the recipient of the team's Man of the Year Award in 2004 for his involvement in the Phoenix community. A native of Edmonton, Alta., Nash enjoyed a standout junior hockey career with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he won three Memorial Cup Championships and was a teammate of former Coyotes Captain Shane Doan. Nash and Doan helped lead Kamloops to back-to-back Memorial Cup Championships in 1994 and 1995 while Nash was also a part of Kamloops' 1992 Memorial Cup-winning team.

Nash and his wife, Kathy, reside in Scottsdale with their daughters, Madison and Georgia, and their son Ty.

Paul Bissonnette

Pre and Postgame TV Analyst & Ambassador 

Paul Bissonnette enters his fifth season with the Coyotes' broadcast team and as a team ambassador. A former Coyotes player, Bissonnette will serve as a pre and postgame TV analyst during select Coyotes home games at Gila River Arena.

In addition, Bissonnette produces digital media content for the Coyotes website and social media platforms by hosting player videos throughout the season including The Bachelor Report, Home Trippin' with Biz and Pillow Talk with Biz and Nasher.

Bissonnette is also a co-host on Barstool Sports' popular Spittin' Chiclets podcast and recently produced a five-part documentary series called Biznasty Does B.C. He currently has over 1.1 million Twitter followers (@BizNasty2point0) and over 425,000 followers on Instagram (Biznasty).

The 36-year-old Bissonnette played six seasons in the NHL with Phoenix and Pittsburgh. He registered 7-15-22 with 340 penalty minutes (PIM) in 202 career NHL games.

Bissonnette, a native of Welland, Ont., also played 270 games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Manchester and Ontario. He recorded 647 PIM over seven seasons. In 2015, he helped Manchester win the AHL's Calder Cup championship.

Bissonnette was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins (4th round, 121st overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.