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Buffalo Sabres TV Announcers and Commentators 2023-24

By Abhay Acharya / 30 September 2023 02:50 PM

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Buffalo Sabres TV announcers for 2023-24 are Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray. Dunleavy has been calling play-by-play for the Sabres since 2013. 

Courtney Corbetta hosts the hockey broadcast from the arena. Brian Duff is the TV studio host, while Martin Biron is an analyst for the studio. 

In addition, Dunleavy and Ray also lead the voice in the Sabres games on the radio. Ray acts as the main color commentator for the franchise.

MSG Western New York broadcasts the Sabers on TV through the MSG Network. Also, WGR 550 AM radio station exclusively airs the Sabres game through the Sabres Hockey Network.

Buffalo Sabres Commentators

The Sabres commentary team for the 2023-24 season includes:

  • Dan Dunleavy
  • Rob Ray

Dan Dunleavy

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

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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. 

Sabres Broadcast Members

The other broadcasting members of the Sabres are listed below.

  • Brian Duff - Studio host and "Sabres Live" Co-host
  • Martin Biron - Studio analyst and "Sabres Live" Co-host
  • Courtney Corbetta - In-arena host

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Brian Duff hosts the television studio during the games of the Sabres. He became the broadcast member of the franchise in September 2011. 

With more than 20 years of experience in the National Hockey League, Duff called for the TSN Canada and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League as a Lacrosse play-by-play commentator and reporter since 2001. 

In addition, he worked for the NHL Network from 2007 to 2012 as a host for the NHL highlight show On the Fly. Also, he played host to the coverage of crucial events there, such as the NHL All-Star Game, Winter Classic, and Stanley Cup Final.

Moreover, he hosted for the Leafs TV for six years (2001 to 2007). He covered all pre/post-game shows of the Toronto Maple Leafs back then.

Alongside Martin Biron, Duff co-hosts the Sabres Live show on the Buffalo Sabres MSG network and WGR 550 AM radio station from noon to 1 p.m. every weekday.

Martin Biron is a prominent studio analyst for the Sabres. The former ice hockey goaltender was inducted into the Amerks Hall of Fame in 2018.

Biron earlier worked for the TSN panel's coverage as an analyst alongside Aaron Ward, Bob McKenzie, and James Duthie. He also did studio work for the New York Islanders and worked on the NHL Network. 

Also, he serves as a goaltending director at the Buffalo Harbor Center's Academy of Hockey. He has been a United States citizen since 2017.

Courtney Corbetta is a Television personality from the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area. She joined the Sabres as an in-arena host in 2021.

Corbetta also works as an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at Niagara University since 2021. Before that, she served the E.W. Scripps Company as a lifestyle television host, producing and hosting live segments on the nation's morning lifestyle. 

Buffalo Sabres Radio Network

The Buffalo Sabres radio broadcast is heard on the Sabres Hockey Network affiliate, WGR 550 AM. Its studios are located in Amherst.

WGR 550 AM is based in Buffalo, New York, US, with coverage in the Buffalo area. Audacy, Inc. owns the commercial radio station.

The radio airs in a sports format and mainly broadcasts the Sabres Hockey Network as the franchise's flagship station. The favored "The Jeremy and Joe Show" is aired here every morning. 

Audacy, Inc., formerly known as Entercom Communications, acquired the radio broadcasting rights of the Sabres games in 2012, and WGR served as a flagship outlet since. 

Along with the WGR 550 AM, the Sabres radio network incorporates the following stations per the broadcast region. 

  • WCMF 96.5 FM - Rochester, New York
  • WROC 950 AM - Rochester, New York (only if not conflicting with Rochester Americans)
  • WQRS 98.3 FM - Oclean/Salamanca, New York
  • WBTA 1490 AM - Batavia, New York
  • WQFX 103.1 FM - Warren, Pennsylvania/Jamestown, New York area (Russell, Pennsylvania)
  • WDOE 1410 AM - Dunkirk, New York
  • WPGO 820 AM - Elmira, New York
  • WOTT 94.1 FM - Watertown, New York
  • WQTK 92.7 FM - Ogdensburg, New York

You can tune in to the specific frequency of each radio network as per your area within the New York state to listen to the Sabres games. Moreover, you can also visit the Audacy website to stream the audio outside the city. 

Sabres Game Tonight Channel

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The game of the Buffalo Sabres on TV tonight is broadcast on MSG Western New York. The regular season games will also be shown on TNT.

You can watch the Sabres games on satellite or cable television via MSG Western New York and over the air. Moreover, the streaming of the live broadcast can be done online at MSG+. 

The MSG WNY is provided by two chief cable distributors in Western New York, the Spectrum and the Atlantic Broadband. The Sabres game on Spectrum is on channel 48 or 319. 

In addition, DirecTV also features the MSG WNY network, and Sabres fans can watch the matches on the MSG+ channel in HD. The channel is primarily available on the following platforms.

  • Spectrum
  • FuboTV
  • DirecTV

The Sabres game on DirecTV is on channel 635-1, while fans outside the United States can stream the game through FuboTV and MSG+ (official Sabres website).

Buffalo Sabres TV Schedule 2023

The regular season of the Sabres will begin on October 12 at home against the NY Rangers at KeyBank Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET. 

The Sabres will play five out of the initial six games at KeyBank Center, incorporating a homestand of four games from the 17th to the 23rd of October. They will play their second game at 7:30 p.m. ET against the New York Islanders on October 12 at UBS Center. 

The Sabres announced its 2023-24 regular season schedule, with nine games being played this October.

  • October 12: At KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. vs. New York Rangers
  • October 14: At UBS Center at 7:30 p.m. New York Islanders
  • October 17: At KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • October 19: At KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. vs. Calgary Flames
  • October 21: At KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. vs. New York Islanders
  • October 23: At KeyBank Center at 7 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens
  • October 24: At Canadian Tire Center at 6:45 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators
  • October 27: At Prudential Center at 7 p.m. vs. New Jersey Devils
  • October 29: At KeyBank Center at 1 p.m. vs. Colorado Avalanche