SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) and the Sharks Radio Network today announced their broadcast schedule for the Sharks 2017-18 National Hockey League season. NBC Sports California will broadcast 76 of the team's games, while 98.5 FM KFOX (@KFOX) will cover every game of the Sharks 82-game regular season.
A total of 6 Sharks games will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network: Oct. 4 vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 17 vs. Montreal, Nov. 1 vs. Nashville, Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, March 1 vs. Chicago, and March 22 vs. Vegas.
The Sharks will open their 2017-18 regular season schedule vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 4 at SAP Center with a nationally-broadcast game on NBCSN, with radio coverage on the Sharks Radio Network kicking off that night as well.
NBC Sports California will begin its coverage of Sharks hockey on Sat., Oct. 7, when the Sharks play the Kings at home at 7:30p PT.
Long-time play-by-play announcer Randy Hahn (@sharkvoice) will once again serve as the voice for NBC Sports California's broadcasts. The eight-time Regional Emmy Award winner will be accompanied by former Sharks forward Jamie Baker (@Bakes_Jamie13). Drawing from his 10-year experience as a National Hockey League player, including three seasons with the Sharks (1993-96), Baker enters his fourth season as the Sharks television color analyst.
Returning for all Sharks home games this season is the "Inside The Glass" position on the Sharks bench, where Baker 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.
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 13-time Regional Emmy Award winner Brodie Brazil (@brodieNBCS) and 12-year NHL veteran Curtis Brown, with additional analysis provided by Hahn, Baker and Bret Hedican (@BretHedican).
Each month of the 2017-18 NHL season, Sharks Central - a half-hour program hosted by Brazil - will give fans an inside look at the Sharks both on and off the ice. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for air dates and times.
For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California's Sharks telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.
On the radio dial at 98.5 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network, veteran radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky (@DanRusanowsky) will return for his 27th consecutive season as the "Voice of the Sharks." Hedican, the former Stanley Cup champion, also returns, and provide color commentary for the majority of the team's 82 games.
Sharks alumnus and Stanley Cup champion David Maley (@males8) will also join Rusanowsky on the Sharks radio network for select 2017-18 games.
All Sharks Radio Network game coverage begins with the popular 30-minute pre-game show, "Sharks Warm-Up," followed by another popular segment, "Coach's Chalkboard," and the game broadcast. Following the game, fans get a recap of the night's action on the "Sharks Extra" post-game show.
Affiliate stations bring Sharks radio action throughout Northern California, with a full list of schedules available at www.sjsharksradio.net. Games are also available on SiriusXM satellite radio, smartphone apps such as the Sharks app, the KFOX app, TuneIn Radio, etc., and the Internet all season long.
98.5 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network will also broadcast the final two games of the preseason, Sept. 30 vs. Arizona and Oct. 1 at Vegas. Radio coverage of the all other Sharks preseason games will be available through streaming on the NHL and Sharks Apps and associated websites.
The Sharks complete 2017-18 broadcast schedule can be found here.