Edmonton Oilers Press Release
/ Edmonton Oilers
Colour commentator Bob Stauffer is the newest member of the Oilers radio broadcast team.
The Edmonton Oilers have named Bob Stauffer as the team’s radio colour commentator, joining Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Rod Phillips in the broadcast booth for the 2008-09 season.
Stauffer joins the Oilers radio broadcast team after five years with the Team 1260 radio station in Edmonton, taking over the position of colour commentator formerly held by long time Oilers broadcaster Morley Scott. Bob Stauffer was the host of ‘Total Sports”, the Team 1260’s afternoon drive show from September 2003 to August 2008.
Oilers Vice-President of Broadcast and Communications Allan Watt says, “Adding Bob to our radio team is going to give new meaning to the term colour commentary. He’s established himself throughout our community with his experience and I really believe he’s going to help bring out the passion and valued opinions of Oiler fans throughout Oil Country. I’d like to thank Morley Scott for his years of service and dedication to the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Born and raised in Edmonton, the University of Alberta grad served as the play-by-play voice for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey and football teams for 13 seasons, calling six CIS University Cup national hockey championships. He also served as the Communications Officer and Broadcast Director for the University of Alberta’s Department of Athletics for seven years from August of 2000 to August of 2007.
Stauffer has an extensive background in sports broadcasting, having been part of the production crews for Hockey Night In Canada, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, ESPN and Molstar Communications.
During the 2000-01 season, Stauffer made his debut in an NHL broadcast booth in Edmonton. After a car accident sidelined Dan Rusanowsky, the voice of the San Jose Sharks, Stauffer provided play-by-play for the Sharks broadcast team.