List of Buffalo Sabres broadcasters

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The following is a chronological history of all local broadcasters of the Buffalo Sabres. Since 1997, radio and television broadcast production has been largely consolidated into the Sabres Hockey Network unit.

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rinkside Studio host Studio analyst
2013–14 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret
Dan Dunleavy
Rob Ray Brian Duff Brad May, Mike Robitaille
2012-13 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret Rob Ray Brian Duff Harry Neale, Mike Robitaille
2011–12 MSG (A team) Rick Jeanneret* Harry Neale* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
MSG (B team) Kevin Sylvester Danny Gare Brian Duff Brian Duff Danny Gare
2010–11 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Harry Neale* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
Note: The "A" team covers all home games and approximately one third of away games. The "B" team covers the remaining two-thirds of the away games. Games against the Rangers, Devils or Islanders feature their studio hosts instead of the Sabres'.

2000s[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
2009–10 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Harry Neale* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille or Danny Gare
2008–09 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Harry Neale* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
2007–08 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Harry Neale or Mike Robitaille* Rob Ray Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
2006–07 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
2005–06 MSG Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Rob Ray* Kevin Sylvester Mike Robitaille
2004–05 No broadcasts due to collapse of Empire, sale of WNSA, and 2004-05 NHL lockout
2003–04 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Rob Ray* Josh Mora Mike Robitaille
2002–03 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille
2001–02 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille
2000–01 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille

1990s[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
1999–00 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille
1998–99 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille
1997–98 Empire Sports Network Rick Jeanneret* Jim Lorentz* Danny Gare* Brian Blessing Mike Robitaille
1996–97 Empire Sports Network and WIVB-TV Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Dennis Williams Dennis Williams (Pregame)
Brian Blessing (Intermission)
Mike Robitaille (Intermission)
1995–96 Empire Sports Network and WUTV Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Barry Buetel Barry Buetel (Pregame), Brian Blessing (Intermission), and Jennifer Smith and Bob Koshinski (Postgame) Mike Robitaille (Intermission)
1994–95 Empire Sports Network and WUTV John Gurtler Jim Lorentz Mike Robitaille (Empire Only)
1993–94 Empire Sports Network and WUTV John Gurtler Jim Lorentz Mike Robitaille (Empire Only)
1992–93 Empire Sports Network John Gurtler Jim Lorentz Mike Robitaille
WUTV John Gurtler Jim Lorentz Brenda Brenon & Ted Darling
1991–92 Empire Sports Network Jim Lorentz (October-November), Ted Darling (December), or John Gurtler (January-May) Jim Lorentz and Mike Robitaille Mike Robitaille
WUTV Jim Lorentz (October-November), Ted Darling (December), or John Gurtler (January-May) Jim Lorentz and Mike Robitaille Brenda Brenon
1990–91 SportsChannel New York Ted Darling Mike Robitaille John Gurtler Mike Robitaille and Jim Lorentz
WUTV Ted Darling Jim Lorentz John Gurtler and Brenda Brenon

1980s[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
1989–90 SportsChannel New York Ted Darling Mike Robitaille John Gurtler Danny Gare
WBNY Ted Darling Jim Lorentz John Gurtler Mike Robitaille
1988–89 WBNY Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1987–88 WBNY Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1986–87 WGRZ-TV Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1985–86 WGRZ-TV Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1984–85 WGRZ-TV Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1983–84 WGRZ-TV Ted Darling Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1982–83 WGR-TV Ted Darling Paul Wieland and Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1981–82 WGR-TV Ted Darling Paul Wieland and Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore
1980–81 WGR-TV Ted Darling Paul Wieland and Jim Lorentz Ed Kilgore

1970s[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Rinkside reporter Studio host Studio analyst
1979–80 WGR-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Ed Kilgore
1978–79 WGR-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Ed Kilgore
1977–78 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1976–77 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1975–76 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1974–75 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1973–74 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1972–73 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1971–72 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar
1970–71 WKBW-TV Ted Darling Pat Hannigan Rick Azar

Notes[edit]

  • - Designates TV feed simulcast on radio

Radio[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Flagship Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio host
2013–14 WGR Rick Jeanneret Dan Dunleavy Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
2012–13 WGR Rick Jeanneret Rob Ray Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
2011–12 WGR (A team) Rick Jeanneret Harry Neale Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
WGR (B team) Kevin Sylvester Danny Gare
2010–11 WGR Rick Jeanneret Harry Neale Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)

2000s[edit]

Year Station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio host(s)
2009–10 WGR Rick Jeanneret Harry Neale Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
2008–09 WGR Rick Jeanneret Harry Neale Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
2007–08 WGR Rick Jeanneret Harry Neale or Mike Robitaille Brian Koziol (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brian Koziol (Pregame)
2006–07 WGR Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brad Riter (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brad Riter (Pregame)
2005–06 WGR Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brad Riter (Postgame) and Mike Schopp, Chris Parker or Brad Riter (Pregame)
2004–05 No broadcasts due to collapse of Empire, sale of WNSA, and 2004-05 NHL lockout
2003–04 WNSA Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Josh Mora and Mike Robitaille
2002–03 WNSA Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brian Blessing and Mike Robitaille
2001–02 WNSA Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brian Blessing and Mike Robitaille
2000–01 WNSA Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brian Blessing and Mike Robitaille

1990s[edit]

Year Station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio host(s)
1999–00 WHTT-FM Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brian Blessing and Mike Robitaille
1998–99 WHTT-FM Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Tom Schuh/1st half of season and Mark Jeanneret/2nd half of season
1997–98 WHTT-FM Rick Jeanneret Jim Lorentz Brian Blessing and Mike Robitaille
1996–97 WHTT-FM Pete Weber Danny Gare Dave Miller
1995–96 WWKB-AM Pete Weber Danny Gare Dave Miller
1994–95 WGR Rick Jeanneret Larry Playfair Barry Buetel
1993–94 WGR Rick Jeanneret Larry Playfair Barry Buetel
1992–93 WGR Rick Jeanneret Larry Playfair Pete Weber
1991–92 WGR Rick Jeanneret Danny Gare Pete Weber
1990–91 WGR Rick Jeanneret Danny Gare Pete Weber

1980s[edit]

Year Station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio host(s)
1989–90 WBEN Rick Jeanneret Pete Weber
1988–89 WBEN Rick Jeanneret Pete Weber
1987–88 WBEN Rick Jeanneret Pete Weber
1986–87 WBEN Rick Jeanneret Pete Weber
1985–86 WBEN Rick Jeanneret
1984–85 WBEN Rick Jeanneret
1983–84 WBEN Rick Jeanneret
1982–83 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1981–82 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1980–81 WGR Rick Jeanneret

1970s[edit]

Year Station Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Studio host(s)
1979–80 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1978–79 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1977–78 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1976–77 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1975–76 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1974–75 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1973–74 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1972–73 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1971–72 WGR Rick Jeanneret
1970–71 WGR Dave Hodge

Substitutes[edit]

Play-by-Play[edit]

Color commentary[edit]

See also[edit]