BOSTON — NESN, New England's most watched sports network, announced today that Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the network. Edwards has teamed up with Bruins color analyst Andy Brickley in the NESN booth since 2005 and is also a regular contributor to NESN's popular weekly hockey debate and discussion program called The Instigators with Mike Milbury.
"For the past six years, Jack has been an energetic and important part of NESN's Bruins hockey coverage," said Sean McGrail, NESN president and CEO. "We are very happy to extend his contract, and look forward to his passionate presence in the broadcast booth for years to come."
Jack Edwards said, "Who has more fun than us? To work with Brick, Naoko [Funayama], and our NESN production crew is to live the dream. We feed off the energy and passion of Bruins fans across New England and hockey fans all over the world. We love our work and we love working together. To be part of that, to share the space with people who pour so much of their time and effort into covering this team and this sport, is the pinnacle of my career."
A New Hampshire native with over 30 years of sports broadcasting experience, Edwards joined NESN in 2005. Best known for his role as a SportsCenter anchor and NHL play-by-play announcer at ESPN, Edwards has also served as a local sports anchor and as a reporter for ABC's Wide World of Sports and Winter Olympics coverage. In addition to his work with NESN, Edwards is also a senior partner and executive producer for Fountainhead Production, an independent film and TV production company specializing in HD productions.
NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and the Boston Bruins and is delivered to over four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive home for fans of New England sports, NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. In addition to award winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage, the network and its popular website, NESN.com, are dedicated to keeping fans informed and entertained with NESN Daily, a nightly sports news and information program; over 100 NESN University college sporting events annually and distinctive Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions.