RALEIGH, NC - The National Sports Media Association announced today that Carolina Hurricanes play-by-play announcer John Forslund has been selected as the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.
Forslund is in his 24th season as the television play-by-play voice with the Hurricanes franchise and his 28th year overall with the club. He first joined the Hartford Whalers in 1991 as public relations director and took over television play-by-play duties in the 1994-95 season. Prior to joining the organization, Forslund spent seven seasons handling broadcast duties for the American Hockey League's Springfield Indians from 1984-91. In 1989, he was named the winner of the Ken McKenzie Award, given annually to the top publicist/announcer in the AHL. In addition to calling Hurricanes games on FOX Sports Carolinas, Forslund also serves as a play-by-play announcer for nationally-televised games on the NBC family of networks.