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Bulletin: Senators and broadcast partners announce lineup

Thursday, 10.13.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Bulletin: Senators and broadcast partners announce lineup

Thursday, October 13, 2005                                                                



Seasoned announcers back with broadcast teams


OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators, in association with broadcast partners A-Channel and Team 1200 Radio, are pleased to announce their local television and radio talent for the 2005-06 season.


The A-Channel's 20-game Senators television schedule will feature a seasoned on-air team with the return of Dean Brown providing play-by-play action and colour commentary by Gord Wilson. Long-time broadcast partners, Brown and Wilson have covered the team since its return to the NHL in 1992.


"We are thrilled to deliver the experienced broadcast team of Dean and Gord to our viewers," said Jim Steel, vice-president, broadcast for the Ottawa Senators.


"We are lined up to present our viewers with what proves to be the best Senators hockey schedule ever," added Don Mumford, A-Channel's station manager.


Wilson and Brown will also team up for 42 of the Senators games on The Team 1200's radio broadcasts.


Chris Gordon, vice-president of The Team 1200, welcomed former Senator Shaun Van Allen to the broadcast team. In addition to his post-game analysis, Van Allen will join Dave Schreiber for 20 games when both Brown and Wilson are providing colour commentary with the A-Channel.


Van Allen spent six seasons as a member of the Ottawa Senators. He played a total of 855 NHL games between the Edmonton Oilers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Senators, recording 85 goals, 192 assists for 276 points.


"Shaun is a great addition to our broadcast team," said Gordon. "He is a contributing member of our community and we are happy to bring his expertise to our listeners."


Brown started his sportscaster career with CFRA as the play-by-play voice of football in Ottawa. Since then, he has worked in local television in Ottawa, as a correspondent for TSN, Rogers Sportsnet and CBC Sports doing both football and hockey.


Wilson also started his career as a sportscaster with CFRA covering football. Since the Senators returned in 1992, Wilson has been involved in the broadcast of all but a few of the 1,000-plus games played, both at home and away. Wilson has also worked with Rogers Sportsnet.


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