TELEVISION PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER
A veteran of broadcasting professional hockey for the past 30 seasons, Rick Peckham will return to the broadcast booth in 2007-08 for his 13th season as the play-by-play announcer for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The 1977 graduate of Kent State University with a B.A. in telecommunications had been the play-by-play announcer for Hartford Whalers games on SportsChannel New England from 1984 through 1995 and was part of the New England Emmy-award winning live sports production team.
Peckham has also broadcast NHL action on SportsChannel America and ESPN and he called games on both television and radio for the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans from 1977-84.
He also has served as play-by-play announcer for Arena Football’s Tampa Bay Storm, NFL and NBA telecasts for ESPN International and SportsChannel America College Basketball.
Rick and his wife, Vickie, reside in Tampa with their sons, Alex and Matthew.