Gord Miller (sportscaster)

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Gord Miller
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Gord Miller at the IIHF Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Born Gordon Matthew Miller
(1964-06-21) June 21, 1964 (age 50)
Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Sports commentary career
Team(s) Canadian Men's National Junior Team (2002-present)
Genre(s) play-by-play, reporter, host
Sports ice hockey, track and field

Gordon "Gord" Matthew Miller (born June 21, 1964) is a Canadian sportscaster for the sports cable network TSN. He is one of two primary play-by-play announcers for the NHL on TSN and is the lead announcer for TSN's coverage of IIHF World Under-20 Hockey Championships. He also covers the annual NHL Entry Draft and does occasional play-by-play for the NHL on NBC and the NBC Sports Network in the United States.

Career[edit]

Prior to joining TSN, Miller worked for CBC in Edmonton, where he covered the Edmonton Oilers. He joined TSN as a reporter in 1990. In 1993, he began calling hockey games, starting with the IIHF world championships, and soon after NHL games, Memorial Cups, and women's world championships. From 1998 to 2001, he was host of That's Hockey and then returned to the broadcast booth in 2001 as the English television play-by-play voice of the Montreal Canadiens on TSN's regional feed.

In 2002, Miller became TSN's lead hockey play-by-play announcer when it reacquired national broadcast rights to the NHL. He was teamed up with Pierre McGuire and the two became one of Canada's most well-known broadcast teams until McGuire left TSN in 2011. In 2010, Miller and TSN colleague Chris Cuthbert were selected by Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium as play-by-play announcers for the men's ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

In addition to hockey and football, Miller has done occasional play-by-play for Toronto Blue Jays games in the past and covered events such as the World Series, the British Open, and the World Figure Skating Championship. He was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008 in the Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer category for the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game.

He worked on the NBC Sports Network's Friday Night Ice college hockey telecasts and is also planning to do several more college and NHL games for the American network.

Miller called the track and field events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London for Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, including the 100m final featuring Usain Bolt.

In 2013, Miller was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame when he was awaraded the Paul Loicq Award for his contributions as a broadcaster.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Loicq Award - Gord Miller". http://www.iihf.com: International Ice Hockey Federation. 

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