Claude Quenneville

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Claude Quenneville is a Canadian sports commentator in Quebec. He currently serves as the French-language radio voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He began his career at the age of 14 at radio station CJMT-AM in Chicoutimi and was later hired by the CBC as an announcer in 1971. In 1973-74, he hosted a weekly variety show, called Tempo.

He became well known by becoming the announcer for radio broadcasts for games played by the Montreal Canadiens from 1982 to 1990. He also hosted the popular show La Soirée du Hockey on SRC, and been a long-time commentator on Olympic events; including weightlifting events at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, diving events at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, gymnastics events at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, athletics in Atlanta at the 1996 Olympics and ice hockey in Nagano at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Quenneville has also covered the Commonwealth Games of Edmonton (1978), of Edinburgh (1986) and Victoria (1994).

His work as sports commentator has earned him two Gémeaux Awards - the first in 1991 for the best sports commentator and the second in 1994 with Gilles Tremblay for La Soirée du Hockey.[1]