Friday, March 19, 2010
GLENDALE, ARIZONA ---
Phoenix Coyotes President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss announced today that injured Coyotes forward Scottie Upshall will work as the radio color analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Bob Heethuis during the Coyotes-Chicago Blackhawks game on Saturday, Mar. 20. The game will be broadcast on 550 KFYI, with coverage beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“We are very excited to hear Scottie offefacer his insights and opinions during Saturday’s radio broadcast,” said Moss. “Scottie has an energetic and outgoing personality to go along with his tremendous knowledge of the game that is sure to come through on the broadcast.”
Upshall, 26, recorded 18-14-32 and 50 penalty minutes (PIM) 49 games for the Coyotes this season before sustaining a knee injury that has sidelined him indefinitely. His 18 goals led the team at the time of his injury and represent his career-high for goals in a single season.
Upshall, who was acquired from Philadelphia with a second round choice in the 2011 Entry Draft for Daniel Carcillo on Mar. 4, 2009, has recorded 26-19-45 and 76 PIM in 68 games as a member of the Coyotes. In 279 career NHL games with Nashville, Philadelphia and Phoenix, the 6-foot, 193-pound Upshall has registered 64-74-138 and 273 PIM. Upshall also earned a silver medal while representing Canada at the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland. A native of Fort McMurray, Alberta, he was originally selected by Nashville in the first round (6th overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft.