Former Sharks Broadcaster Drew Remenda To Join HNIC Crew
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Drew Remenda and Scott Morrison are the newest members of the Hockey Night in Canada broadcasting team, CBC Sports announced Monday.
A three-time Emmy award-winning television analyst for the San Jose Sharks, Remenda will join Harry Neale and Greg Millen on CBC's roster of color analysts.
Remenda brings 10 years of NHL broadcasting experience to his new role as analyst.
After beginning his NHL career in 1991, Remenda spent five seasons coaching in the Sharks' organization. He then became a broadcast analyst for the Sharks, beginning with radio before moving to television three years later.
“I’m very excited,” said Remenda. “It is an unbelievable opportunity. The history and tradition is a little daunting. I had the best gig in the world with a team I love, but now I’m a cog in the big wheel of CBC. I’m honored to be joining what some call the NHL’s 31st franchise.”
Remenda fondly remembers his time in San Jose and his broadcasting crew.
“Without San Jose, there is no way I come close to this job,” said Remenda. “Randy (Hahn), Malcolm (Bordelon) and Frank (Albin) spent so much time with me and saw what no one else did. I want to thank them as well as Dan Rusanowsky, Doug Wilson and Greg Jamison.”
The Saskatchewan native also hosts The Drew Remenda Sports Show, which airs on radio stations in Saskatoon and Regina.
"Drew's remarkable knowledge and passion for the game of hockey have established him as a true broadcasting professional," said HNIC executive producer Joel Darling.
"As a former coach, he sees and understands the game on many levels and will provide our viewers with clever insights and analysis."
Morrison joins the popular HNIC team as a commentator and columnist.
A 25-year veteran hockey journalist, Morrison is an upcoming recipient of the 2006 Hockey Hall of Fame's Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award.
His responsibilities will keep hockey fans on top of all of the breaking news each week with reports, columns and blogs on www.cbc.ca/sports.
The former Toronto Sun sports editor will also appear on the highly successful Satellite Hotstove segment every Saturday night during the second intermission of Game One of the traditional doubleheaders.
He will make occasional appearances on CBC Radio, CBC Television and CBC Newsworld, reporting on breaking stories from around the NHL.
"Scott Morrison is one of the most intelligent and respected hockey writers in the business, and we are pleased to be able to add him to our lineup of reporters and columnists," said Andrew Lundy, senior producer, CBC Sports Online.
"He brings a wealth of experience and in-depth hockey knowledge to our team and will provide hockey fans with information that is second-to-none."