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John Forslund

John ForslundTelevision Play-By-Play Announcer

John Forslund is in his 20th season as the Hurricanes’ television play-by-play announcer, his 24th year with the club and his 31st year in professional hockey. In addition to calling all the exciting NHL hockey action on Hurricanes television broadcasts, Forslund will also continue to serve as a play-by-play announcer for nationally televised broadcasts of regular season and playoff games on NBC Sports Network and as a contributor for the NHL Network.

In addition to his hockey work, Forslund also has experience covering Atlantic Coast Conference and Southern Conference basketball for FOX Sports Net. In 2003, Forslund won Telly awards for Forslund Focus, part of the Hurricanes’ in-game presentation, and “Raisin’ Canes,” the home video celebrating the Hurricanes’ 2002 playoff run. Forslund has also earned Mid-South Emmy Awards for Hurricanes broadcasts in 2007 and 2009.

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 from 1984-1991. He was recognized as one of the AHL’s top publicists/announcers when he received the Ken McKenzie Award in 1989.

Forslund continues to be heavily involved in the Triangle community, and has served as emcee for charitable events including the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Gala, the Greater Raleigh Sports Council’s Night of Champions and Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation fundraisers including Casino Night, the Canes 5k and the Golf Tournament. Forslund is on the board of directors for Spare Some for Autism and is also involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes, Genesis Home, Food Bank of North Carolina and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

A graduate of Springfield College, Forslund went on to earn his master’s degree in athletic management from Adelphi University. John and his wife, Natalie, reside in Apex. They have two daughters, Erika and Kara, and a son, Matthew.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72