Brian Boucher is set to make a triumphant return to the Flyers' broadcast booth this upcoming season, as officially confirmed by both the organization and NBC Sports Philadelphia earlier this week.
Boucher will be stepping into the role of the primary analyst for the television crew, partnering alongside the seasoned play-by-play commentator, Jim Jackson. Essentially, he's taking over the position previously held by Keith Jones, who recently assumed the roles of the Flyers' alternate governor and president of hockey operations.
The Career of Brian Boucher
This celebrated former goaltender traces his roots back to the Flyers, having been their first-round pick in the 1995 draft. Over his illustrious NHL career spanning 13 seasons from 1999 to 2013, Boucher showcased his skills with various teams, including Phoenix, Calgary, Chicago, Columbus, San Jose, and Carolina. However, it's his enduring connection with Philadelphia that defines his legacy, particularly for his pivotal role in the 2010 Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final. His remarkable performance, notably the crucial saves in the Game 82 shootout against the Rangers, kick-started that unforgettable journey.
After hanging up his skates in 2013, Boucher seamlessly transitioned into broadcasting. He began as a Flyers analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia (formerly Comcast Sportsnet) and eventually climbed the ranks to become an in-studio and inside-the-glass analyst for NBC Sports' national NHL broadcasts. His talent caught the attention of ESPN, which brought him on board following their NHL broadcast deal two seasons ago. This summer, he made a high-profile move to TNT, where he will fill the analyst role vacated by Keith Jones.
«It's been my fortune to be so deeply connected with the Philadelphia region and the passionate Flyers community for nearly 30 years since joining the organization as a draft pick,» Boucher said via a press release. «I'm thrilled to return to this city, which my family and I consider home, and rejoin NBC Sports Philadelphia and the talented team that covers the Flyers year-round for this incredible fanbase.»
As the Flyers gear up for their 2023-24 season opener on October 12 in Columbus, "Boosh" will once again grace the airwaves, offering his expert insights and analysis to fans throughout the season.
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