Jamie Baker (ice hockey)
August 31, 1966|
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
Toronto Maple Leafs
1988 NHL Supplemental Draft|
James Paul Baker (born August 31, 1966) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, having played for the Quebec Nordiques, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs, and the former radio personality for the San Jose Sharks was announced as the new television color commentator on August 27, 2014. He was selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft.
As a player, Baker is best known for scoring the series-winning goal for the San Jose Sharks in the seventh game of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals against the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings. Following an outstanding college career with the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints, Baker went on to play in parts of 10 NHL seasons. In 404 career games, he tallied 71 goals and 150 points. Baker also appeared in 25 Stanley Cup playoff games.
In 2005–06, he returned to the San Jose Sharks to join Dan Rusanowsky and David Maley on the Sharks' radio broadcast team. Baker would call most games with Rusanowsky, although he would occasionally be replaced by Maley when sent on assignments for the organization. On a number of occasions, Baker and Maley joined Rusanowsky in a popular "triple-cast" format. Beginning with the 2008–09 season, Baker also hosts pre-game and post-game shows for Sharks games on NBC Sports Bay Area. He became Randy Hahn's color commentator on the Sharks' NBC Sports California broadcasts in 2014 after Drew Remenda's departure to a similar role for the Edmonton Oilers.
Baker was also a co-coach of the Santa Clara Blackhawks CAHA state championship winning Bantam A team for the 2009-2010 season.
|1985–86||St. Lawrence University||NCAA||31||9||16||25||52||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||St. Lawrence University||NCAA||32||8||24||32||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||St. Lawrence University||NCAA||38||26||28||54||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||St. Lawrence University||NCAA||13||11||16||27||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||San Jose Sharks||NHL||65||12||5||17||38||14||3||2||5||30|
|1994–95||San Jose Sharks||NHL||43||7||4||11||22||11||2||2||4||12|
|1995–96||San Jose Sharks||NHL||77||16||17||33||79||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||58||8||8||16||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||13||0||5||5||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||San Jose Sharks||NHL||1||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- https://www.hockey-reference.com/leaders/goals_sh_season.html Single-season short-handed goals