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by George Malik on 09/09/13 at 10:00 AM ET
FOX Sports Detroit is thrilled to announce the addition of former National Hockey League goaltender Chris Osgood as a game and studio analyst for the 2013-14 season.
Osgood’s 17-year NHL career included three Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings. In 2010-11, his final NHL season as a player, Osgood became just the 10th goaltender in NHL history to win 400 games. He's also one of only 10 goaltenders in NHL history to have scored a goal, and one of only five to have scored by shooting the puck directly into the opponent’s net. Osgood also spent time with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues.
“I’m happy to be joining the FOX Sports Detroit team,” Osgood said. “My best memories as a player were wearing the Winged Wheel. The fans in Detroit have been incredible, and I’m excited to start this new adventure.”
FOX Sports Detroit will broadcast 71 regular-season games and three preseason games this season, with pre- and post-game shows for each telecast. Osgood will be in studio, providing insightful analysis. He'll also serve as the game analyst alongside Ken Daniels on select games throughout the season.
“All of us at FOX Sports Detroit are excited to welcome Chris to our Red Wings broadcasting team,” said Greg Hammaren, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports Detroit. “His unique and current perspective of the NHL and the players will serve Wings fans well. Chris’ addition is another example of our commitment to always improve and always bring Wings fans our best effort.”
Osgood will make his on-air debut with Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels during the Sept. 22 and Sept. 25 preseason games, and his first studio appearance on Oct. 4.
I have no idea how this might affect Osgood's position with the Red Wings.
Update: Take this for what you will, from the Freep chat:
Well, we all know Ozzie has the gift of gab so no worries there. I'm wondering if this new gig will cut into or eliminate his work with the goaltenders here in Grand Rapids?
Chris Osgood: I won't be on the ice in Grand Rapids but will still communicate on the phone as friends. I like them and want them to do well as goalies.
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