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September 22, 2019

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Golden Knights name first TV, radio broadcasters

Golden Knights Broadcasters

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From left to right, Vegas Golden Knights broadcasters Shane Hnidy, Dave Goucher, Dan D’Uva.

The Vegas Golden Knights have hired their first television and radio broadcasters, team President Kerry Bubolz announced today.

Dave Goucher will call TV play-by-play alongside color commentator Shane Hnidy on AT&T SportsNet, while Dan D’Uva calls radio play-by-play on FOX Sports 98.9 FM/1340 AM.

Goucher worked as a radio announcer for the Boston Bruins since 2000 and was named Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

Hnidy has been a part of the Winnipeg Jets broadcast team since 2011 as a color commentator on TSN Television, part of the broadcast team on TSN Radio 1290 AM and doing in-studio pregame and game recaps for TSN.

Hnidy played in the NHL from 2000 to 2011 for the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild.

As a defenseman, he played in 550 NHL games during his career, registering 16 goals and 55 assists for a total of 71 points and 633 penalty minutes.

The Neepawa, Manitoba, native was a member of Atlanta’s and Nashville’s inaugural playoff appearances. In addition, he was a member of the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup championship team. He retired in 2011.

D’Uva has been the radio and TV play-by-play voice of the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch since 2012.

“We are thrilled to have Dave, Shane and Dan on board as our first-ever broadcasters,” Bubolz said 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.”