The Vegas Golden Knights now have a TV broadcast team for AT&T SportsNet, and it will be led by Dave Goucher and former NHL defenseman Shane Hnidy, the team announced Tuesday.
Former Syracuse Crunch radio play-by-play man Dan D’Uva will be the lead radio voice for the Golden Knights on ESPN Radio 98.9 FM/1100 AM.
“We are thrilled to have Dave, Shane and Dan on board as our first-ever broadcasters,” said Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz in a statement. “Each of them brings a wealth of hockey experience, and will be an integral part of making Golden Knights broadcasts enjoyable and insightful. They will not only be great announcers in the broadcast booth but also great community ambassadors, bringing the great game of hockey to the Las Vegas community.”
Goucher spent the last 17 seasons as the radio play-by-play voice of the Boston Bruins. The award-winning sportscaster has called many of Boston’s biggest games this decade, including Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks and a couple of Winter Classics in Boston.
Hnidy was a part of that 2011 Bruins team that won the Stanley Cup, and he comes to Vegas after spending the last six seasons as an analyst for the Winnipeg Jets. He made the move to full-time color TV analyst in 2014.
The Winnipeg Free Press was the first to report of Hnidy becoming Vegas’ new color guy.
D’Uva called the Crunch’s run to the Calder Cup Finals this past season, as well as Syracuse’s run in 2013.
If you haven’t heard Goucher call a game, even on NBC Sports Network, you’re in for a treat. He’s an energetic guy who brings a lot of enthusiasm to games, and is very smooth in his delivery. A simple YouTube search will give you a lot of great calls, but here’s his call of the Patrice Bergeron game-winning Game 7 goal in the 2013 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The crazy three-goal comeback, for you historians out there.