NESN hires Jack Edwards as Bruins road play-by-play announcerBOSTON New England Sports Network (NESN), the regional TV sports network, announced today that Jack Edwards has agreed to a multi-year agreement to serve as the networks play-by-play announcer for Boston Bruins road games. He will team up with NESNs Bruins analyst Andy Brickley, who will also serve as NESNs analyst for home games with play-by-play partner Dale Arnold.
We are very excited to add Jack Edwards to our Bruins broadcast team, said Sean McGrail, NESN president. Jack is highly respected throughout the country and a very versatile announcer that will bring a great deal of NHL experience and talent to our Bruins road broadcasts.
A 26-year broadcast veteran with New England roots, Edwards has experience as a NHL play-by-play announcer for ESPN (1999 to 2003) and also served as the primary play-by-play announcer for HDNets NHL broadcasts during the 2003-04 season.
The University of New Hampshire graduate got his start as a play-by-play announcer for the UNH hockey team, which led to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. He worked as a talk radio host for WRKO in Boston and a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence during the early 1980s which led to sports anchor and reporter positions at both WCVB-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston. During that time he also worked as a reporter for ABCs Wide World of Sports and served as an alpine skiing announcer during the winter Olympics coverage for ABC (1988) and Olympic Winterfest coverage for CBS (1991).
He joined ESPN in 1991 as an anchor and reporter for SportsCenter. In addition to his work as an NHL play-by-play announcer at ESPN, he also did play by play for the networks soccer coverage, including the World Cup finals in 2002, and the Little League World Series from 1995 to 2002. While at ESPN, Edwards won a national Emmy for reporting in 1991.
Currently Edwards is a senior partner and executive producer for Fountainhead Production, an independent film and TV production company specializing in high definition productions located in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Andy Brickley returns for his 5th season with NESN as a Bruins color analyst. This season he will handle analyst duties for all 71 of NESNs Bruins telecasts. Before joining NESN he served as a Bruins analyst forWBZ radio for one season and UPN38 for 2 seasons. Brickley played professional hockey for 14 years, including 4 years with the Bruins. He retired with NHL career totals of 82 goals and 140 assists in 385 games with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Boston and Winnepeg. The Massachusetts native attended UNH and was selected as a first team All-American in 1982.
Dale Arnold has served as a Bruins play-by-play announcer on NESN since 1995. Entering his 10th season with NESN, Arnold has been recognized, along with the rest of NESNs Bruins broadcast team, with 2 Emmy awards for sports play-by-play. The multi-talented broadcaster co-hosts a midday talk show on WEEI Sports Radio in Boston. NESN, which has been the home of the Boston Bruins since 1984, is scheduled to televise 71 regular season Bruins games this season. A majority of these games, including every home game, will be produced in high definition. With over 100 Red Sox games and college hockey from TD Banknorth Garden also produced in HD, NESN is the leading regional sports network in the country, producing more live HD events than any other regional.