Darren Dreger (born June 13, 1968 in Red Deer, Alberta) is a Canadian sportscaster for TSN. He serves as hockey insider on the NHL on TSN, and is the host of Leafs Lunch on AM640 Toronto Radio. He is often the first reporter on TSN to break blockbuster and minor league deals, as well as free agent signings, and other relevant news from around the NHL.
Dreger was the former host of Hockey Central on Rogers Sportsnet between 1998 and 2006. On July 14, 2006, it was announced that Dreger would leave Sportsnet and join TSN on July 31, 2006, hence 'crossing the parking lot'.
He used to work at CKY-TV in Winnipeg.
Dreger is a second cousin of former Vancouver Canucks GM and current Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis.
Dreger has appeared in a video supporting You Can Play, a campaign dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. In the video, various TSN broadcasters promised to cover LGBT athletes fairly and honestly without sensationalizing their sexual orientations.
Dreger won a Gemini in 2010 in the Best Sports Reporting category for his coverage of the firing of NHLPA Executive Director Paul Kelly.
- "TSN Broadcasters". You Can Play Project. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
- "TSN Community". TSN Press Release. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- TSN profile
- TSN adds Darren Dreger to hockey team
- Wheat City Journal article on Darren Dreger
- Darren Dreger on Twitter
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