Jack Edwards (sportscaster)
Jack Edwards (born March 24, 1957) is the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins (and occasionally Little League Baseball) on NESN. He occasionally did play-by-play for NHL on Versus coverage as well.
Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the UNH hockey team. He then moved on to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. During the early 1980s he worked as a talk radio host for WRKO in Boston, and as a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence. He then moved to sports anchor and reporter positions at WCVB-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston. He also served as a reporter for ABC’s Wide World of Sports and was an announcer for alpine skiing for ABC's coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics and CBS's 1991 Olympic Winterfest coverage.
He spent 12 years at ESPN, from 1991 to 2003. While with ESPN, he was also seen calling Little League baseball and sumo wrestling. Edwards worked as an NHL play-by-play announcer for ESPN from 1999 to 2003, and was the primary play-by-play announcer for HDNet’s NHL broadcasts during the 2003–04 season. He also hosted Sportscenter.
From 2000 to 2002, Edwards was the lead play-by-play announcer for MLS Soccer Saturday, ESPN2's weekly telecast of Major League Soccer, as well as the announcer for telecasts of the United States men's national soccer team on ESPN and ABC. In 2002, Edwards was the main play-by-play announcer for ESPN's coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He is known for a memorable call made during the United States' run to the quarterfinals; after the United States upset Portugal, 3–2, Edwards yelled, "Mine eyes have seen the glory!", quoting from Battle Hymn of the Republic. He also was the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Fire in 2003. Edwards also commentated for the Minnesota Wild for one season. Edwards called the Fenway Football Challenge friendly between Celtic F.C. and Sporting CP for NESN in 2010. He yelled "The goal area is 196 square feet," as Celtic defeated Sporting in penalties.
Boston Bruins Hockey
Edwards began calling Bruins games during the 2005-06 NHL season for NESN, handling the road games while Dale Arnold covered the home games. At the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, Edwards called all Bruins games, which he has continued to do through the 2012-13 NHL season. Jack Edwards was awarded a 2010-11 Stanley Cup Championship ring for his play-by-play work with the Boston Bruins.
College Sports Television
Jack lives in Simsbury, Connecticut with his two daughters and son.
His charity provides orphans and under privileged students with loving foster homes.
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