As the Tampa Bay Lightning announced yesterday, Dave Randorf has been hired as the new play-by-play voice on FOX Sports Sun, replacing Rick Peckham, who retired after being an announcer for the last 24 years. Dave Randorf will join the FOX Sports Sun broadcasting team, which includes such names Brian Engblom, Paul Kennedy, Dave Andreychuk, Bobby Taylor and Adam Hall.
Randorf, 53, has over 30 years of broadcasting experience, most recently he worked at Canada’s Sportsnet network, serving as a play-by-play announcer for Hockey Night in Canada, Wednesday Night Hockey, Rogers Hometown Hockey and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He also served as the play-by-play announcer for the Western Conference Final during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs and announced the 2015 and 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
One of Dave's favorite calls is from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs https://t.co/3yfWzyHE7j— (@faiello_mari) January 7, 2021
Before working for Sportsnet, Randorf spent 19 years at TSN – another big Canadian sports network. During his stint at TSN, Randorf served as a studio host for CFL, several Olympic games and play-by-play voice of the Montreal Canadiens for TSN from 2010-2014. As the people on twitter noticed, he even worked roller hockey international broadcasts in the early years of his career.
dave randorf worked on roller hockey international broadcasts in the 90s. i can't believe i never asked him about that pic.twitter.com/8VA2izJYnz— jake (@baskincase) January 7, 2021
On his twitter, Randorf left a short message for the Lightning fans and thanked his Canadian followers for their support.
NEWS. I am thrilled to announce that I am the new Play-by-Play voice of the @TBLightning Such a privilege to join this first class organization. 1/3— Dave Randorf (@DaveRandorf) January 7, 2021
According to the Lightning beat writer Joe Smith, Dave Randorf got an endorsement from Rick Peckham, after their conversation yesterday.
New @TBLightning play by play man @DaveRandorf got strong endorsement from Rick Peckham, the two talking today. “To get a guy with that ability, that experience, it’s a real coup for Lightning.” Randorf talked about replacing the Hall of Famer in our story https://t.co/HZTa6F2k8N pic.twitter.com/9oh7Ng2p8d— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) January 7, 2021
As it was announced last summer, Rick Peckham will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
The one and only Rick Peckham will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) June 29, 2020
A sincere congrats to a true legend of not only our organization, but of the game of hockey.
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After the first Lightning scrimmage on Wednesday, Justin shared his thoughts on the opening days of training camp [Raw Charge]
One of the biggest focuses so far in camp has been in regards to the revamped power play that will be missing Nikita Kucherov. Having a wealth of offensive talent really helps in this case. The first unit power play ran through Kucherov in the right circle last year because of his ability to make the proper reads. With the puck on his stick he had plenty of options - shoot, pass it to Brayden Point in the slot, back to the point, or over to Steven Stamkos if the lane was open. More times than not he made the right choice.
The Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon hosted a fan forum yesterday, sharing details on the upcoming AHL season.
Dolgon confirmed a 32-game schedule and that around 7-10 players from the Florida Panthers are expected to join the team for this season. More details in the thread below:
I'm over in the fan forum using my not-so-covert-no-friends FB account, so if anything new comes up I'll get my fingers going here on Twitter. https://t.co/UcJVzjDPxb— Alexandra Ackerman (@SinBinCrunch) January 7, 2021
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed goaltender Anthony Stolarz to a two-year deal.
NEWS: We have signed Anthony Stolarz to a two-year deal. https://t.co/DCt1QqiBcX— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 8, 2021
Patrice Bergeron has been named the 20th captain of the Boston Bruins after Zdeno Chara departure.
The NHL Rulebook for 2020-21 now have an official sign for fighting
BREAKING: Ontario provincial government has given the green light for NHL home games in Toronto and Ottawa.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) January 7, 2021
No spectators will be allowed into the venues and that rule is UNLIKELY to be relaxed at any point during the upcoming NHL regular season.
More coming shortly.