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Coyne Schofield joins Sharks TV broadcast team

Olympic gold medalist will be color analyst for select games this season @NHLdotcom

Kendall Coyne Schofield will join the San Jose Sharks TV broadcast team this season, working select games as a color analyst.

The U.S. Women's National Team member and 2018 Olympic gold medalist will work along with Jamie Baker or Bret Hedican and play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn.

"I am beyond excited to join the Sharks broadcast team," Coyne Schofield said Thursday. "Ever since the All-Star Weekend this past January, the San Jose community and fans have welcomed me with open arms into the city and the Shark Tank. I can't wait to live, breathe and talk Sharks hockey next season as a member of the broadcast team."

Coyne Schofield made headlines last season when she became the first woman to participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, taking part in the fastest skater competition at SAP Center in San Jose.

"We are ecstatic to have Kendall join our Sharks broadcasting team," Sharks vice president of communications Scott Emmert said. "As one of hockey's most decorated players, she will bring unique insight and perspective to our broadcasts, which will complement the work of our existing color analysts. Kendall already has a special relationship with the city of San Jose and Sharks fans following her wonderful performance at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, and we look forward to making new memories with her this season."

Coyne Schofield served as an analyst on NBCSN last season and appeared on the Sharks' 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs telecast before and after Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche.

She won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics as well as a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Coyne Schofield has helped the United States win the IIHF Women's World Championship six times (2011, 2013, 2015-17, 2019).

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