Blackhawks Announce New Broadcast Team For 2022-23 Season
The Chicago Blackhawks are undergoing a complete rebuild on the ice, and the faces and names will mark a new era for fans, especially when the futures of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are decided. The retirement of the legendary Pat Foley and the departure of Eddie Olczyk will also make way for new voices in the Blackhawks broadcast booth.
We learned late last season that Chris Vosters would replace long-time play-by-play man Pat Foley in the booth. More recently, we learned that long-time analyst and fan-favorite Eddie Olczyk would be heading to Seattle after contract discussions broke down between Edzo and the Blackhawks.
Today we learned who will fill the big shoes of Olczyk.
Fans can take comfort in the fact that the new voices in the Blackhawks TV booth will be familiar ones. Long-time radio analyst Troy Murray will join former player and three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Sharp as color analysts alongside Chris Vosters.
Murray originally joined the Blackhawks broadcast team in 1998 following a 15-year NHL career that included 12 seasons with the Blackhawks. Murray will return to the television booth this season where he spent five years (1999-2004) as a studio analyst and two seasons (2003-04, 2005-06) as a color analyst. Murray has been paired with John Wiedeman in the Blackhawks radio booth since the 2006-07 season.
Sharp has been working as a television analyst for NBC Sports for their NHL regular season and playoff coverage (2019-2021) and contributed to Blackhawks television broadcasts last season. Sharp played 16 seasons in the NHL and was a key member of Chicago’s 2010, 2013, and 2015 Stanley Cup teams.
The Blackhawks said in a release this morning that fans should expect regular appearances from Blackhawks alums throughout the season on both radio and television.
The Blackhawks also announced that Colby Cohen and Caley Chelios would return to the broadcast team in the same roles they served last season. The Blackhawks also named Miguel Esparza and Jorge Moreno as the Spanish broadcast duo. All home homes will also air on Univision TUDN Chicago radio.