Buffalo Sabres Commentators
The Sabres commentary team for the 2023-24 season includes:
- Dan Dunleavy
- Rob Ray
Dan Dunleavy is the television and radio voice of the Sabres games on the MSG Western New York and WGR 550 AM stations, respectively.
Primarily, the Canadian sportscaster called for the Sabres in 2010 and became the club's permanent rotating commentator in 2013.
Before announcing for the Sabres, Dan acted as a sportscaster for the Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The Fan. He also filled as the studio host for Brian Duff in the Sabres before his substitution against the then-play-by-play caller, Late Rick Jeanneret.
From 2004 to 2011, he called the IIHF World Junior Championships alongside Jack Miller on the FAN Radio Network. He became the host of the FAN radio Network for every Canadian game since.
As a radio announcer, Dunleavy called for the first time in 1985 at CHOW Country Radio in Welland, Ontario. Since then, he called the World Hockey Championships in 2008 alongside former NHL player Mark Osborne on the Fan Radio Network.
Following that, in 2010, he covered his first Olympics and called for the Women's gold medal game and the Men's bronze medal game in Vancouver at the Canada Hockey Place.
In addition, Dan called as a play-by-play radio voice from 2000 to 2008 for the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and has called several AHL and CHL games on Rogers Sportsnet.
He called in collaboration with the Hall of Fame announcer, the Late Rick Jeanneret, as the Sabres' play-by-play anchorman from 2016 to 2022 and succeeded him officially after the 2021-22 season.
Rob Ray has been the Buffalo Sabres TV commentator since 2012. He also calls the games of the franchise on the WGR 550 AM radio station.
As a former Sabres player, Ray holds the record for the sixth-highest penalty minutes of 3,207 minutes made throughout his career in the NHL. Also, he was accorded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 1999 by the NHL for humanitarianism and leadership.
The former right winger shares several insightful and humorous stories during his tenure as a Sabres player via a book titled "Razor's Edge."
Following his retirement in 2003, he served as a sideline, intermission, and post-game reporter for the franchise on the Sabres Hockey Network.
In addition to his media role, Ray acts as a president and a permanent roster of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team. Also, he assumed the position of an assistant coach in 2022 for the Buffalo Jr Sabres 9U team.