Last week, MSG Networks’ Steve Cangialosi announced that he would be stepping down as the New Jersey Devils play-by-play announcer after 11 incredible seasons calling Devils games. Here is the big question: Who will be the next television voice of the New Jersey Devils?
Here are some ideas:
1. Gary Thorne
Gary Thorne is a throwback going back over 30 years when Thorne used to broadcast Devils games for Sports Channel and called the 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup-winning games. Now at the age of 73 (74 this June), will he be back in the booth once again for New Jersey?
2. Don LaGreca
Donnie Pucks is my favorite choice for this job. Why? Well, Don LeGreca is a big Devils fan and has play-by-play experience. He is also the co-host of “The Michael Kay Show” and a well-respected and established broadcaster. He is a Jersey guy and he is excellent on air.
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3. Matt Loughlin
Before he became the voice of the Devils on the radio over a decade ago, Loughlin served as the pre and postgame host for Fox Sports New York covering the Devils and New York Mets. He has become a fixture and recently substituted for Cangialosi this past season. Remember that fun third-period comeback victory against the Lightning on November 20th?
4. Kelly Schultz
Schultz hails from the great state of Minnesota and has done numerous women’s collegiate games and NWHL/PHF. She got her dream shot and called the Devils upset comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche this past season on the Devils Hockey Network. Not only was she fantastic on air, she even predicted the comeback when the Devils were down 3-0. Gutzy performance and she should get consideration.
So Devils fans, who would you want to be the next play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Devils?