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Winnipeg Jets Announcers and Broadcasters 2023-24

By Kapil Sapkota / 6 November 2023 03:39 AM

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Winnipeg Jets announcers are Dan Robertson and Paul Edmonds. Robertson calls play-by-play of the Jets games on TV and Paul Edmonds on the radio.

In advance of his new role with the Jets franchise, Robertson served as the radio voice of the Montreal Canadiens for over 8 seasons. 

Kevin Sawyer joins Robertson as a color commentator, while Mitchell Clinton works as the radio color analyst for the team.

Sawyer has been working as an analyst for the Jets previous to Robertson's entry at Winnipeg.

Sara Orlesky and Jamie Thomas host the pregame and postgame shows on The Sports Network (TSN) during the Winnipeg games.

The TV hosts also deliver reports and updates regarding the players, coaches, and operations of the team to the fans.

The radio sportscaster Edmonds had been calling play-by-play professional baseball games for a long prior of his NHL broadcasting job on radio.

Winnipeg Jets Play by Play Announcer And Commentators

Currently, the duo of Dan Robertson and Kevin Sayer calls the Winnipeg Jets on TSN3. The Jets are the first NHL team for Robertsonton to work as a part of a full-time TV broadcasting panel.

However, Robertson previously called the play-by-play of an NHL team's games on the radio.

Learn more about the Jets current broadcasting panel here:

Dan Robertson: Play-By-Play Announcer

Robertson calls the play-by-play of the Jets games on TSN. He was hired for his new role in April 2022.

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"I am the new full-time voice of the Winnipeg Jets on TSN and it makes me very happy to tell you that”, said Robertson introducing himself to Jets fans for the very first time.

Beyak was performing the play-by-play job for the Jets franchise previous to Dan. Beyak started calling Winnipeg's games in 2011.

In advance of his work on TSN for Winnipeg games, Robertson was the voice of Montreal Canadiens games on TSN 690 as a radio play-by-play announcer.

Robertson started calling Canadiens matches in 2014 and spent 8 seasons as their radio voice.

He also worked as the TV play-by-play announcer for the Canadiens games when their regular announcer Bryan Mudryk was unavailable.

The sportscaster was a skilled youth hockey player during his early days. However, he didn't show up in professional games. Robertson also worked as an English major at Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax.

Dan served EastLink TV as a senior sports producer and covered Atlantic University Sports and junior hockey for more than a decade.

Robertson also called the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads games during his career at Eastlink.

Kevin Sawyer: Color Commentator

The duo of Dennis Beyak and Kevin Sawyer started covering the Jets games on TSN3 beginning the 2018-19 season.

Beyak left the broadcasting panel of Winnipeg after completing the 2021-22 season, while Sawyer has been working alongside Dan Robertson.

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A former player of the NHL, Sawyer appeared in 110 NHL matches in the NHL with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins, and St. Louis Blues.

In addition to his NHL career, the former right-winger also played in several other leagues including the American Hockey League (AHL) and International Hockey League (IHL) throughout his playing career between 1995 and 2003.

Sawyer retired after playing the 2002-03 season for the Ducks.

Following his retirement from professional plays, Beyak started working as an assistant coach for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Winnipeg Jets Broadcast Members

Sara Orlesky and Jamie Thomas complete the broadcasting panel of the Jets franchise. The veteran sportscasters host and deliver the shows before and after the Winnipeg matches.

They also provide insights and reports of the Winnipeg organization to their fans.

Sara Orlesky

Orlesky has been working as a senior host and producer for the Winnipeg Jets on TSN since the summer of 2022.

"Having covered the Jets since day one, I know how incredibly passionate fans are about this team," said Orlesky. "I'm excited to join the organization and help provide fans with new and exciting coverage of their favorite players and team."

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Orlesky hosts the pregame and postgame shows of the Jets matches. She previously served the Jets as a Bureau Reporter for TSN's SportsCenter.

The host provides the pre-game hits with all the gameday information to the Jets fans in addition to her job of producing new Jets content.

Orlesky has sports broadcasting experience of over 20 years. She has covered a range of sporting events across the world including the Stanley Cup Finals, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and many more.

Jamie Thomas

Thomas joined the Winnipeg franchise as their TV Host and insider for JetsTV in September 2017. The sportscaster has been covering live pre and post-game coverage of the team games.

His duty at JetsTV includes but is not limited to in-depth coverage of the team and the production of new features showcasing the club's players, coaches, and hockey operations.

Thomas also delivers an insider's perspective and insight regarding the day-to-day operation of the Jets organization and more.

The sportscaster joined the NHL franchise with more than 20 years of sports broadcasting experience. He worked as a sports anchor and reporter on TSN 1150 radio and Sportsnet.

What Channel Is The Winnipeg Jets Game On?

You can enjoy the Winnipeg Jets game on the TSN3. It is the official TV broadcaster for Jet's regular season games.

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It was announced after the network got a contract extension with the team till 2030. Some of the matches may not be available on TSN3 due to blackout restrictions.

In Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, the Northwest regions, and parts of Northwestern Ontario, the games are broadcast on TSN3.

Previously, Winnipeg's games were available on a dedicated feed of TSN branded as "TSN Jets" in the team's market.

TSN Jets was sold as a subscription-based pay television to customers as a service separate from the national TSN network.

Jets broadcast rights went to TSN3 with the realignment of TSN into regional feeds in 2014. Following this, the separate TSN Jets channel was discontinued.

On October 5, 2020, the Jets organization renewed its TV broadcasting rights with  TSN3.

Winnipeg Jets Radio Stations

Global News Radio 680 CJOB (CJOB AM) is the official radio broadcasting partner of the Winnipeg Jets games. Both pre-season and regular-season games of the Jets can be heard on 680 CJOB.

Corus Entertainment has acquired the Jets' radio broadcasting rights beginning the 2020-21 season. 

Power 97. 680 CJOB also simulcasts Winnipeg's matches. Learn about the radio broadcasting members of the Jets games in the following:

Paul Edmonds: Play-by-Play Announcer

Paul Edmonds is working in his 7th seventh season for the Winnipeg Jets as the radio voice. He has called around 400 Jets matches.

In addition to NHL games, Edmonds has also covered the NHL Draft as well as produced and hosted numerous on-air hockey shows.

In advance of his sportscasting role for the Jets, he also called the games of the Manitoba Moose, Phoenix Mustangs, Colorado Gold Kings, Regina Pats, and more.

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The Jets broadcaster worked as the voice of professional baseball for 20 seasons, most of them for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

Paul was awarded multiple awards including Baseball Digest's Broadcaster of the Year, and a 2019 induction into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

He also captured several other honors for his outstanding career as a baseball announcer.

Mitchell Clinton: Color Analyst

Clinton joins Edmonds as a radio color analyst during the Jets games. The color commentator has been part of the radio broadcasting duo for more than a decade.

He joined the Jets organization in 2013. Since his first day with the franchise, Clinton has been regularly providing fans with in-depth reporting on the Jets as well as feature stories.

The radio reporter has also worked as a host for pregame and postgame shows of Winnipeg games. He has covered the club's every playoff appearance since relocating to Winnipeg in 2011.

Clinton was the voice of the 2018 Global Series in Helsinki, Finland, and the 2019 and 2016 Heritage Classics.

Previous to joining NHL, the sportscaster worked as an analyst for the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose.

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