Bob McKenzie (broadcaster)

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Bob McKenzie
2018 Bob McKenzie Headshot.jpg
Born (1956-08-16) August 16, 1956 (age 63)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationSportscast
EmployerTSN
Known forThe NHL on TSN
Children3; including Mike McKenzie
Bob McKenzie posing with a local city worker and hockey fan

Robert Malcomson McKenzie (born August 16, 1956) is a Canadian hockey commentator who has covered hockey since joining TSN in 1986.

Career[edit]

As a TSN Hockey Insider and TSN's Draft Expert, McKenzie provides analysis for NHL on TSN telecasts, as well as for the IIHF World Junior Championships, NHL Draft, NHL Trade Deadline, Free Agency, and for six Olympic Winter Games. Prior to and continuing for several years after joining TSN, McKenzie was editor-in-chief of The Hockey News for nine years and a hockey columnist for The Toronto Star for six years.[1] McKenzie also files updates and breaking news for SportsCentre and writes a Hockey Insider feature on TSN.ca.

In October 2014, McKenzie began appearing as a full-time contributor on NBCSN.[2][3]

McKenzie is heard weekly on the TSN Radio on the "Canucks Lunch with Rick Ball" on TSN 1040,[4] as well on TSN Radio 690 (CKGM) in Montreal, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the Morning Show at 8:05 am. He is also a frequent contributor to the Ottawa Senators pre-game show on TSN 1200 radio in Ottawa.

Podcast[edit]

McKenzie hosts a podcast called "The TSN Hockey Bob Cast", an entirely fan-focused podcast dedicated to answering fans questions related to hockey. [5]

Awards[edit]

McKenzie won the Gemini Award for Best Studio Analyst for his work on the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship: Gold Final[6] as well as the 2016 Canadian Screen award for Best Sports Analyst[7].

McKenzie was awarded the 2015 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award, as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. McKenzie also received the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Media Award and was inducted in to the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame in 2018[8]. In recognition of his considerable contributions to the game, McKenzie has been consistently selected by The Hockey News as one of the game’s 100 most powerful and influential people.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Page Redirection". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dreger, McKenzie set to join NBCSN". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Deitsch, Richard. "Meet NBC's new hockey personalities in this week's Media Circus". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Vancouver 1040 I 1410". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bobcast". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  6. ^ https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/tsn-wins-three-gemini-awards-for-excellence-in-sports-broadcasting-538679031.html
  7. ^ https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/tsn-leads-sports-broadcasters-in-nominations-and-wins-at-canadian-screen-awards/
  8. ^ https://www.tsn.ca/tsn-s-bob-mckenzie-inducted-into-whitby-hall-of-fame-1.1071250
  9. ^ https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/the-hockey-news-people-of-power-and-influence-no-52-bob-mckenzie

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