| The familiar voices of Bob Kurtz (left) and Tom Reid will once again be heard this year on WCCO 830 AM. |
The Minnesota Wild announced today that the team has re-signed broadcasters Dan Terhaar (television play-by-play), Mike Greenlay (television analyst), Bob Kurtz (radio play-by-play) and Tom Reid (radio analyst) to multi-year contracts. Per club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Terhaar and Greenlay are seen on KSTC.TV, Channel 45 and Fox Sports Net North, while Kurtz and Reid are heard on WCCO Radio 830 AM.
“It was very important for us to bring back four professionals who play a vital role in sharing the excitement of a Wild game within the State of Hockey,” Wild Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Bill Robertson said. “We think our fans appreciate not only the manner in which they tell the story of a game, but also the passion and commitment they each have to the Minnesota Wild and growing the game of hockey.”
Terhaar will return for his second season as the team’s television play-by-play announcer in 2006-07. The resident of Andover, Minn., was named television play-by-play announcer on September 14, 2005 and still serves as Sports Director for WCCO Radio. Before joining the Wild, Terhaar handled play-by-play of several Minnesota State High School League Tournaments, University of Minnesota Golden Gopher hockey, St. Cloud State Hockey and University of North Dakota Hockey. Prior to the 2005-06 season, he also served as host of the Minnesota Wild’s “Call of the Wild” show and the Minnesota Swarm’s “Inside Scoop.”
Greenlay will enter his fifth year as the Minnesota Wild’s television analyst since being assigned to the post on August 13, 2002. A former goaltender, Greenlay was previously the radio analyst for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999-2001) and the Nashville Predators (1998-99) and also worked as a television analyst on several networks. A resident of Woodbury, Minn., Greenlay began his broadcast career with the Houston Aeros in 1995, serving as the team’s radio and television play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports Southwest.
Kurtz, the only radio play-by-play announcer in team history, will work his seventh year behind the Wild radio play-by-play microphone in 2006-07. The Detroit, Mich., native previously spent 11 years working with New England Sports Network in Boston, where he was the network’s play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox and also worked an array of other events, including Boston Bruins hockey and Boston University hockey. Kurtz also worked seven seasons as the lead television announcer for the Minnesota North Stars and currently aids in the play-by-play duties for Saint Paul Saints radio and television broadcasts.
Reid will begin his seventh year with the Wild and his fourth as the team’s radio analyst. The former NHL defensemen spent his first two years with the club as Minnesota’s television analyst, before partnering again with Kurtz, with whom he worked North Stars television broadcasts in the 1980’s. An NHL defenseman for 11 seasons, Reid has also worked Golden Gopher hockey and the Minnesota State High School League Hockey Tournament.
In addition to their broadcast roles, Terhaar, Greenlay, Kurtz and Reid have each been fully integrated into the organization’s communications, sponsorship, website, marketing and community relations initiates.