NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils announced today that former goaltender and fan favorite Glenn "Chico" Resch will serve as a radio analyst and ambassador for the 2017-2018 season. Resch will join veteran play-by-play voice Matt Loughlin for Devils coverage on WFAN-FM/AM and The One Jersey Network via WFAN.com. Resch will also serve as a team ambassador, participating at community relations and corporate events, youth hockey clinics, and in grassroots initiatives on behalf of the Devils.
Resch, who played six seasons as a goaltender for the Colorado Rockies/Devils organization from 1980-1986, previously served as a team broadcaster for MSG Networks' game coverage for 18 years.
"We're thrilled to have Chico back in the organization as a member of our broadcast team and in an important role as team ambassador," said Ray Shero, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the New Jersey Devils. "He has an incredible personal connection with our fans that resonates beyond the rink. As we continue to grow our team and develop our dynamic young roster, it's essential to have people like Chico in our organization to further our culture and goal of long-term success on and off the ice."
"I have an incredible passion for the New Jersey Devils and the game of hockey, and it's exciting to be a part of this organization as it builds around such promising young players," Resch said. "I know firsthand how dedicated the Devils fanbase is and I'm looking forward to engaging with them through my work as a broadcaster and team ambassador."
For the 13th consecutive season, WFAN will serve as the flagship station of the New Jersey Devils. Starting this season, Devils games can also be heard on The One Jersey Network through WFAN.com, including this Saturday's season opener at 2 p.m. at Prudential Center vs. the Colorado Avalanche. The partnership allows Devils fans to access the live radio broadcast wherever they are, including online at WFAN.com.
"As excitement continues to build around the future of our hockey team, we're fortunate to have two broadcast professionals in Matt and Chico that have a rich history of excellence in broadcasting coupled with a market leading platform like WFAN," said Hugh Weber, President of the New Jersey Devils and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. "Our ability to develop, produce, and share content on multiple platforms like the WFAN Digital Network, NewJerseyDevils.com, and our television partnership with MSG Networks, provides Devils fans unparalleled access to high quality programming and contact with the team. We will continue to make investments in The One Jersey Network to provide a digital platform for fans around the region to follow their favorite local teams."
"We are thrilled to continue our longstanding relationship with the New Jersey Devils to offer live play-by-play, now both on-air and online," said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO New York. "There is an incredible fan base around this team, and major league hockey in the tristate area, and we are proud to be the radio home of this remarkable club."