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Sharks Add Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield to TV Broadcast Team

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today made a series of exciting announcements regarding the broadcasts of the team's games for the 2019-20 season.

First, the team announced that seven-time gold-medal winning U.S. women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) will join the Sharks television broadcast team as a color analyst for select games during the 2019-20 season.

Coyne Schofield, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team, has played in two Olympic Winter Games (gold medal-2018, silver-2014), seven International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships (gold-2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019; silver-2012), nine Four Nations Cups (1st-2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; 2nd-2010, 2014; 3rd-2013) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011).

"I am beyond excited to join the Sharks broadcast team," said Coyne Schofield. "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."

She will be well-remembered by Sharks fans for becoming the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, participating in the fastest-skater competition at the 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend held in San Jose in Jan. 2019.

Coyne Schofield returned to San Jose in May to appear on NBC Sports California's (@NBCSSharks) "Sharks Playoff Live" broadcast before and after Game 5 of San Jose's Stanley Cup playoff second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche, and has also served as a color analyst for NBC Sports Network (@NBCSports).

"We are ecstatic to have Kendall join our Sharks broadcasting team," said Scott Emmert, San Jose Sharks vice president of communications. "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."

She will join the Sharks popular existing broadcast tandems, working select game telecasts as a color analyst along with either Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13) or Bret Hedican (@BretHedican). Eight-time Regional Emmy Award winning play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice) once again will call all the action for Sharks television broadcasts.

Baker and Hedican will continue to rotate their work across both television and radio broadcasts during the 2019-20 season, bringing their unique talents and insights to viewers and listeners across all Sharks media platforms. In addition, for select television and radio games, Baker and Hedican will work with Hahn or radio play-by play announcer Dan Rusanowsky (@Dan Rusanowsky) as a three-man team, providing viewers with multi-faceted analysis and diverse perspective on action occurring on the ice.

A complete 2019-20 broadcast schedule can be found here.

NEW DIGITAL INITIATIVES

The Sharks are launching several new digital initiatives this season via the Sharks+SAP Center app. For all 2019-20 regular season and Sharks playoff games, the popular 30-minute pre-game radio show, "Sharks Warm-Up," will air exclusively through the Sharks+SAP Center app, followed on radio by the popular "Coach's Chalkboard" with Head Coach Peter DeBoer, the game broadcast and "Sharks Extra" post-game show.

Click here to download the Sharks+SAP Center app.

At select home games, Rusanowsky will once again host his "Sharks Extra" post-game show live from locations inside SAP Center, featuring highlights, re-caps and special guests, which will also air on the Sharks+SAP Center app.

SHARKS DIGITAL WEEKEND

In addition, the Sharks are launching their first-ever "Digital Weekend" from Feb. 20-25. Games during that span (Feb. 20 @ New Jersey, Feb. 22 @ NY Rangers, Feb. 23 @ NY Islanders and Feb. 25 @ Philadelphia will be aired exclusively through the Sharks+SAP Center app.

More exciting and unique aspects of Sharks Digital Weekend will be announced at a later date.

98.5 FM KFOX

98.5 FM KFOX returns as the Sharks flagship radio station and will air 78 regular season games, along with the team's final two preseason games on Sept. 26 vs. Calgary and Sept. 29 at Vegas.

All games will be called by veteran radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky, who returns for his 29th year as the "Voice of the Sharks." As with the team's television broadcasts, Hedican and Baker will both provide color commentary on the radio airwaves throughout the season. Sharks alumni Mark Smith and Scott Hannan will also join Rusanowsky during the season.

In addition, Sharks Radio Network affiliate stations throughout Northern California will also broadcast Sharks action:

San Jose / San Francisco / Oakland - 98.5 FM KFOX - FLAGSHIP STATION
Auburn - KAHI 950 AM / 104.5 FM
Chico - KPAY 1290 AM
Eureka/Arcata - KATA 1340 AM / 92.7 FM
Fresno/Clovis - KFPT 790 AM / KFIG 940 AM
King City - KRKC 1490 AM / 104.9 FM
Lakeport - KXBX 1270 AM / 96.5 FM
Modesto/Stockton - KESP 970 AM
Monterey /Salinas /Santa Cruz - KION 101.1 FM / 1460 AM / 105.1 HD-2
Redding - KKXS 96.1 FM
Sacramento - KHTK Sports 1140 AM / KAHI 950 AM

Check with specific Sharks Radio Network stations for exact Sharks game schedule coverage or visit www.sjsharks.com/radio.

Sharks radio broadcasts are available via the Sharks/SAP Center app, the KFOX app, SiriusXM satellite radio, TuneIn Radio, as well as sjsharks.com all season long.

MORNING TIDE WITH TED RAMEY

Fans can look forward to expanded Sharks coverage this season on the Sharks+SAP Center app. Following a successful run during the 2018-19 Stanley Cup Playoffs, "Morning Tide With Ted Ramey," will be expanded for the 2019-20 season. The 30-45 minute podcast will air a new episode each Monday morning on the Sharks+SAP Center app. Episodes will subsequently be made available across the Sharks social and digital platforms, and also available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and other major podcast platforms. "Morning Tide With Ted Ramey," features Sharks analysis, reactions to games and Sharks news, exclusive interviews and more. Ramey (@TedRameyMedia), a Bay Area native and life-long Sharks fan, has served as the play-by-play voice of the San Jose Earthquakes for the past six seasons. He has also been a staple on Bay Area sports radio, including KCBS, KNBR, and 107.7 The Bone, amongst others.

PRE-SEASON GAMES

All 2019-20 San Jose Sharks pre-season games will be broadcast will be broadcast through the Sharks+SAP Center app, including the first four games exclusively.

In addition, the Sharks final two preseason games (Sept. 26 vs. Calgary and Sept. 29 at Vegas) will also be broadcast on the radio at 98.5 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network.

REGULAR SEASON TELEVISION BROADCASTS

NBC Sports California, the home of "Authentic Bay Area Sports," is the Sharks exclusive regional cable television broadcast partner.

All 82 regular season Sharks games in 2019-20 will be televised, with NBCSCA broadcasting 75 of the contests. An additional seven games are scheduled to be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.

Long-time play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn will once again serve as the voice for NBC Sports California's broadcasts. He will again be accompanied by former Sharks forward Jamie Baker and 17-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican as color commentators throughout the season, including several games which will feature all three announcers, including Coyne Schofield.

Drawing from his 10-year experience as a National Hockey League player, including three seasons with the Sharks (1993-96), Baker enters his 15th season as a Sharks color analyst, while Hedican, a former Stanley Cup Champion and US Olympian, returns for his sixth season as a color analyst with San Jose.

Returning for all Sharks home games this season is the "Inside The Glass" position on the Sharks bench, where the color analyst will provide viewers with an up-close-and-personal vantage point for Sharks broadcasts on NBC Sports California, bringing fans closer than ever to the action of Sharks hockey. Intermissions on television will feature both Baker and Hedican, as well as Coyne Schofield for select games, as they offer game analysis from their differing perspectives.

Sharks Pregame Live, Sharks Postgame Live: NBC Sports California's Sharks Pregame Live will lead viewers right to the drop of the puck with a breakdown of the day's matchup, insightful analysis, and interviews with Sharks coaches and players. Immediately following Sharks games on NBC Sports California, Sharks Postgame Live will provide in-depth game analysis, complete game highlights, a live look at Coach Peter DeBoer's press conference, interviews from the dressing room and player reaction, and a preview of the next game. The shows will be anchored by veteran sportscaster Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS), former Sharks Curtis Brown (@DocBrown37) and Scott Hannan.

MyTeams by NBC Sports, NBCSportsCalifornia.com: NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Sharks games to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live, via the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.

MyTeams and NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Sharks and NHL coverage all season long, and provides insightful news and analysis, insider reports, extensive live video, a robust line-up of on-demand video, and content from the network's news programming.

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