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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH TELEVISION BROADCASTERS JOHN FORSLUND AND TRIPP TRACY

Wednesday, 06.30.2004 / 4:38 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH TELEVISION BROADCASTERS JOHN FORSLUND AND TRIPP TRACY

Play-by-play announcer and color analyst sign multi-year contracts

Tripp and John
Tripp Tracy and John Forslund will be back for their seventh season together in the Canes television booth.
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 30, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with television play-by-play announcer John Forslund and television color analyst Tripp Tracy on multi-year contracts. As per club policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed.

“John is one of the most respected play-by-play men in hockey,” said Rutherford. “He has made each and every one of the memorable television calls in the Hurricanes’ history in North Carolina. Tripp is an extremely popular figure who our fans all associate closely with the team. I am very pleased that we are able to keep our great television team together going forward.”

Forslund enters his ninth season as the Hurricanes’ television play-by-play announcer and his 14th with the club in 2004-05. As the schedule permits, he has also served as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN in the network’s hockey coverage. In addition to his hockey work, Forslund has also covered Atlantic Coast Conference and Southern Conference basketball for Fox Sports Net. In 2003, he won Telly Awards for the Forslund Focus, part of the Hurricanes’ in-game presentation, and “Raisin’ Canes”, the home video celebrating the Hurricanes 2002 playoff run.

Forslund first joined the organization for the 1991-92 season as the Public Relations Director, a position he held for four seasons. During his tenure, Forslund also served as the Hartford Whalers color analyst on the Whalers Radio Network. Prior to his appointment in Hartford, Forslund handled the television and radio broadcasts for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1984-1991. He was recognized as one of the AHL’s top publicists/announcers when he received the Ken McKenzie Award in 1989. A graduate of Springfield College, Forslund went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Athletic Management from Adelphi University.

Tracy enters his seventh season alongside Forslund on the Hurricanes Television Network. A former goaltender, Tracy was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. After completing four seasons at Harvard University, Tracy signed a free agent contract with the Hurricanes in August of 1996. He spent two seasons in the organization, playing for Richmond (ECHL), Springfield (AHL) and New Haven (AHL). He retired in 1998 and accepted a position at CNN before returning to the organization for the 1998-99 season.

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