TORONTO (June 17, 2014) Rogers today announced the two newest members of its NHL broadcast team, who will be part of delivering NHL national coverage across all Rogers properties, as well as Hockey Night in Canada, starting this fall. Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake will be joining the NHL broadcast team at Rogers, as announced today on Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 360.
Friedman, continuing in his role as an insider and reporter, makes his Sportsnet TV debut on July 1 during Signing Season, a special seven-hour NHL Free Agency special starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on Sportsnet 360.
Scott Oake will continue to appear on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday, as well as across NHL national broadcasts on Rogers as a reporter, starting this fall.
“When we announced our 12-year deal with the NHL this past November, we promised Canadians we would continue the Hockey Night in Canada tradition with great honour and respect,” said Scott Moore, President of NHL & Sportsnet, Rogers. “Elliotte and Scott are two of the game’s most insightful and experienced broadcasters, and have been important mainstays on Hockey Night in Canada for more than two decades. We are thrilled to have them join the Rogers team, and help us to deliver on our commitment to continuing the Hockey Night in Canada tradition with fervor and reverence.”
More on the newest members of the NHL broadcast team at Rogers:
Elliotte Friedman, Insider and Reporter
- Widely known as one of the best hockey reporters in Canada, Friedman joins Rogers as an insider and reporter. He has been part of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada for the past 11 seasons, both in-studio and as a reporter, covering the NHL regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. Throughout his 20 years in sports, Friedman has covered numerous major sporting events including: five Olympic Games, NHL, MLB, CFL, NBA and more.
- Friedman on his new role: “I’m looking forward to continuing the tradition of Hockey Night in Canada, and being part of a new era in sports broadcasting with Rogers.”
Scott Oake, Reporter
- Oake brings more than 25 years of experience with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada to his new role at Rogers, working on the regular season, Stanley Cup Playoffs and NHL special events, including the All-Star Game and Winter Classic. The Gemini Award winner has covered countless sporting events throughout his remarkable career, including 12 Olympic Games, the CFL, Calgary Stampede, NHL and much more
- Oake on his new role: “I am thrilled to continue working on Hockey Night in Canada and am excited to work with the crew at Rogers. These are exciting times!”
Rogers Communications secured a 12-year deal with the NHL in November 2013 for exclusive national broadcast and multimedia rights in Canada, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.