Canucks: Dave Tomlinson calling games with John Shorthouse, with help from Ray Ferraro

Tomlinson had been the Canucks’ radio analyst for seven season prior to the team switching rights holders from TSN 1040 to Sportsnet 650 in 2017-18.

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Play-by-play man John Shorthouse will call Vancouver Canucks games on TV alongside analysts Dave Tomlinson and Ray Ferraro this coming season.

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The long-rumoured set-up came to fruition on Tuesday, with Sportsnet announcing their broadcast team for 58 regional Canucks games. It’ll be largely Shorthouse and Tomlinson, with Ferraro joining the broadcast for “select regional Canucks games throughout the season.”

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Dan Murphy is back as host.

Ferraro also works for ESPN. No word on how many Canucks games he’ll call, and whether they’ll employ a three-man booth for those games or they’ll give Tomlinson the night off.

Former NHLer Ray Ferraro.
Former NHLer Ray Ferraro. Photo by bill keay /Vancouver Sun

Ferraro is married to Canucks assistant general manager Cammi Granato.

Tomlinson had been the Canucks’ radio analyst for seven season prior to the team switching rights holders from TSN 1040 to Sportsnet 650 in 2017-18. He’s spent the past two years as radio analyst for Seattle Kraken games.

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Dave Tomlinson, left
Dave Tomlinson (left) and Everett Fitzhugh (right) are the radio play-by-play team for the Seattle Kraken. They’ll work their first game together on Saturday, Oct. 23, the inaugural home opener for the Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena. Photo by Submitted /jpeg

News broke in late March that John Garrett, who had been the analyst for Canucks’ games since 2001, wouldn’t be returning for Sportsnet regional games, even though he still had another year on his contract. He’s expected to still work other Sportsnet games, though.

Sportsnet 650 has also confirmed the radio crew for this season. Brendan Batchelor is back for play-by-play, with Randip Janda handling the majority of the analyst duties. Brett Festerling will fill-in for Janda on Saturday games once again.

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