Chris King, the radio voice of Islanders hockey for over 15 years, made the jump to the TV Friday night, filling in for Howie Rose on MSG+ network. The broadcast was Kinger’s first as a TV play-by-play announcer, but he had previously filled in as the color commentator back in 2006.
The temporary move (Rose rejoins the team in Florida) caused a ripple effect in the Isles broadcasting depth chart. Greg Picker, the host of Isles TV and radio color commentator on the road, moved into the radio play-by-play role for Friday’s game. WRHU’s Rob Joyce was called in as Picker’s emergency backup.
Currently the broadcast depth chart is as follows:
TV: Butch Goring, Chris King
Radio: Greg Picker, Rob Joyce
IR: Howie Rose (day-to-day; cold weather)
Watch Kinger call the winner: