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Edmonton Oilers Commentators, Announcers And Broadcasters Panel In 2023

By / 11 May 2023 04:22 AM

Jack Michaels and Louie DeBrusk striking a pose at PPG Paints Arena in February 2023
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Edmonton Oilers announcers are Jack Michaels and Harnarayan Singh. Gene Principe is also on the team as a reporter joined by commentator Louie DeBrusk.

The Oilers games have given the television rights to Rogers Media. They broadcast games on Sportsnet West, Sportsnet, and Hockey Night in Canada.

Before Jack, Louie was joined by Kevin Quinn for almost two decades. Kevin was the commentator of the channel from 2001 to 2020.

Sportsnet has a multi-year extension for the Oiler's regional broadcasting rights. The games have been broadcast on the channel for decades.

Announcers

Edmonton Oilers announcers are Jack Michaels and Louie DeBrusk. Michaels joined the team in 2010.

Jack twice was honored as the league's Broadcaster of the Year and was chosen by the ECHL to broadcast their annual All-Star Game on 5 occasions.

Jack Michaels

Jack is a Play-by-Play Announcer at Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club broadcasts on 630 CHED and Sportsnet television. He has been in the position since September 2010.

The 49-year-old previously worked for the Colorado Gold Kings of the West Coast Hockey League. He recently added Sportsnet regional broadcasts to his portfolio.

Jack and Louise suited at the deck of at Rogers Palace
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For the Oilers, he worked on Radio Play-by-Play for all preseason, regular season, and playoff games on Oilers Radio Network. He was a regular contributor on the intermission panel, Rogers Sportsnet from 2010-2012.

He called his 1,000th NHL game as the voice of the Edmonton Oilers on 630CHED and Sportsnet in February 2023. He has been serving the team for the last 13 years.

Edmonton Oilers Broadcasters Panel

Edmonton Oilers Broadcasters Panel includes Jack Michaels and Louie DeBrusk, joined by reporter Gene Principe.

Their radio network has been joined by Jack and Bob. Reid Wilkins is the host of Edmonton Oilers broadcasts and Inside Sports.

Gene Principe

Gene is Sportsnet Reporter in Edmonton. The 56-year-old joined Sportsnet in October 2001 to host Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.

In 2002, he made his NHL debut play-by-play announcer when he filled in for regular announcer Kevin Quinn.

He is notable for using puns and skits during the pre-game segments. In 2011, he appeared dressed as a hot dog in one of the segments he wore for the rest of his games.

covered the first-round matchup between the Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings in the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Canadian reporter started reporting for the NHL franchise in 1998 for CKEM-TV(A-Channel). He earned his broadcasting degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

Principe was supposed to cover just the first-round encounter between the Edmonton Oilers and the Detroit Red Wings during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs before departing for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Gene has been married to Karen Principe Poganiatz since 1997. They met during their time in Winnipeg.

Sportsnet Oilers Commentators

Sportsnet Oilers commentators are Louie DeBrusk and Bob Stauffer. Bob works as Radio Color Commentator for the Oilers.

The channel has been a trusted partner for the past decade in delivering Oilers hockey to their fans.

Louie DeBrusk

Louie is the color analyst for Edmonton Oilers broadcasts on Sportsnet. He also serves as the main color on-air analyst in the late game of Hockey Night in Canada.

He joined the Oilers on 2 September 2008 replacing former color commentator Ray Ferraro. DeBrusk was replaced in 2014 by Drew Remenda, but he still appeared as an analyst in the following years,

He previously worked at Tier1 Energy Solutions and the Phoenix Coyotes radio broadcasts. He has also been with Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, and Phoenix Coyotes.

DeBrusk is a former professional ice hockey player from Canada. The New York Rangers drafted him in the third round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

Following his footsteps, his son Jake DeBrisk was named the 24th-best player available in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting, then was selected by the Boston Bruins 14th overall.

As a player, he garnered 41 points in 401 NHL career games for different ice hockey league franchises. He has also played with IHL and AHL teams.

Bob Stauffer

Bob has been the radio color commentator for the Oilers since 2008. He is also the host of Oilers Now on 630 CHED-AM.

The journalist attended the University of Chicago and was chair of the UNC Department of Sociology. He was the play-by-play voice for six CIS University Cup national hockey championships and the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey.

Bob with his crew of 630 CHED captured on August 12, 2011
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The Edmonton native played competitive hockey for the Strathcona Warriors and the South Side Athletic Club.

He has also served as the broadcast director and communications officer for the University of Alberta's Department of Athletics for 8 seasons.

Bob has been married to Kathleen since 2001. They have a family of four with two children, Torrie and Hudson.

Who Is Edmonton Oilers Play By Play Announcer?

Edmonton Oilers play by play announcer are Jack Michaels and Harnarayan Singh. Harnarayan made his English play-by-play debut in a regular season game between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers for Sportsnet.

The journalist has worked on Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts for years. He recently covered an NHL match between Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings with analyst Louie.

The Harnarayan native received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor-General for his contributions to Canadian society.

Harnarayan and Louie commentating during the playoff between Edmonton and LA  Kings in May 2022
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He has experience covering more than 700 games with the Hockey Night Punjabi. He is also the producer of a weekly segment called Flames TV Punjabi in Calgary.

The reporter went viral during the 2016 Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He used the phrase, "BONINO BONINO BONINO."

Bruce Buchanan worked as the play-by-play announcer for the Oilers TV broadcasts on CKEM, ITV, and Sportsnet West from 1984 until 2001.

TBS NHL Studio Crew

TBS NHL studio crew are Nabil Karim, Liam McHugh, Paul Bissonnette, Henrik Lundqvist and Anson Carter. Nabil joined the team in 2022 as a fill-in studio host.

Turner Sports has a 7-year contract with NHL in the US for broadcasting rights. They broadcast regular-season games, Stanley Cup playoffs, and the NHL Winter Classic.

Liam worked at NBC and NBCSN before joining the Turners. He is also the host of NBC's Notre Dame Football where he covers pre-games shows, kickoffs, and countdowns.

Henrik devoted his 15-season career with the New York Rangers. He won the Vezina Trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Anson has played for the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers. He founded Big Up Entertainment to specialize in hip-hop music. He retired from ice hockey in 2008.

How Many Canadian Players Are On Edmonton Oilers?

There are 16 Canadian players on Edmonton Oilers. They are Warren Foegele, Cody Ceci, Zach Hyman, Zack Kassian and more.

Edmonton holds the distinction of having the highest representation of one country on its opening night roster, which is unusual in the NHL. 

Foegele, Ceci, Keith, and Perlini are all newcomers to the team after an active offseason for general manager Ken Holland.

Goalies

  • Jack Campbell - American
  • Calvin Pickard - Canadian
  • Stuart Skinner - Canadian

Centers

  • Nick Bjugstad - American
  • Leon Draisaitl - German
  • Mattias Janmark - Swedish
  • Klim Kostin - Russian
  • Raphael Lavoie - Canadian
  • Connor McDavid - Canadian
  • Ryan McLeod - Canadian
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Canadian
  • Derek Ryan - Irish
  • Devin Shore - Canadian

Left Wings

  • Warren Foegele - Canadian
  • James Hamblin - Canadian
  • Zach Hyman - Canadian
  • Evander Kane - Canadian

Right Wings

  • Patrik Puistola - Finnish
  • Kailer Yamamoto - American

Defense

  • Carl Berglund - Swedish
  • Evan Bouchard - Canadian
  • Philip Broberg - Swedish
  • Cody Ceci - Canadian
  • Cam Dineen - American
  • Mattias Ekholm - Swedish
  • Philip Kemp - American
  • Brett Kulak - Canadian
  • Ryan Murray - Canadian
  • Darnell Nurse - Canadian