Baker named Sharks TV color commentator

Baker named Sharks TV color commentator
August 27, 2014, 10:00 am
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Jamie Baker famously scored the game-winner against Detroit in Game 7 of the 1993-94 Stanley Cup playoffs. (SHARKS)

SAN JOSE -- After nine seasons in the radio booth, former Sharks forward Jamie Baker will serve as the team’s television color commentator beginning this season, the team announced on Wednesday. Baker will pair with play-by-play man Randy Hahn for local game broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet California.

Baker, a veteran of 404 NHL games including parts of four seasons with the Sharks, will continue to appear on the Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live programs. He scored what is still remembered as the biggest goal in franchise history, the game-winner against Detroit in Game 7 of the first round of the 1993-94 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Taking Baker’s place on the radio side will be Bret Hedican, a 17-year NHL veteran who most recently served as lead analyst for Sharks Pregame Live and Sharks Postgame Live. Curtis Brown, a 12-year NHL veteran including parts of three seasons with the Sharks, will replace Hedican on those programs.

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"We are extremely pleased to have Jamie and Bret on our broadcast team to work alongside Randy Hahn and Dan Rusanowsky," said Sharks chief operating officer John Tortora, in a statement.

"Over the past nine seasons, Jamie has earned the trust of our fans with his candid analysis and breakdown of the game and Bret will bring a fresh and knowledgeable commentary to our radio broadcast. We are excited to be able to have two veteran NHL players complement Randy and Dan, who we feel are the best play-by-play broadcasters in all of hockey. Furthermore, we're excited that Curtis, another member of the Sharks family, will have an enhanced role on our pre- and post-game telecasts."

Baker replaces Drew Remenda, whose contract was not renewed by the Sharks in the offseason.