Carolina Hurricanes Commentators 2023-24
Carolina Hurricanes Commentators are Tripp Tracy and Shane Willis with Tracy as the lead commentator appearing side by side with Canes PBP voice Mike Maniscalco.
Tripp Tracy has been with the Hurricanes for the last 25 seasons and in addition to appearing on Bally Sports South as the lead color commentator, Tracy has also covered playoff games for the NBCSN during the 2014 playoffs.
The 49-year-old enjoyed a brief stint as a professional player before retiring from hockey and beginning his career as an announcer. Tracy played as a goalie for Harvard University during which he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1993.
He has played for the Springfield Falcons & the Beast of New Haven of the AHL and the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL in his professional career that spanned from 1996-1998. He retired from hockey in 1998 and worked for CNN for a short period before joining the Hurricanes in the 1998/99 season.
Shane Willis has been with the Canes organization since 2011 as the Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator.
He currently serves as the Director of Youth Hockey and Community Outreach for the Canes in addition to making TV appearances primarily as an analyst alongside the show "Hurricanes LIVE" hosted by Hannah Yates.
The Canadian former Winger was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1995 as the 56th overall pick but he re-entered the draft after the Lightning and Willis failed to agree to his contract. In his second go at the draft Willis was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes as the 88th overall pick in 1997.
In his rookie season in the AHL Willis won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award given to the top rookie in the the AHL.
Willis has played in the NHL for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes in his professional playing career which spans from 1998 to 2009.