Perhaps best known as a commentator on Hockey Night in Canada for 25 years, Brain McFarlane was also a presence on NHL games for the major American networks CBS and NBC.
He has written more than 50 books on hockey. McFarlane is an expert on hockey history and has compiled several volumes of NHL lore titled “It Happened in Hockey,” as well as a 1999 series detailing the colorful history of the “Original Six” NHL teams. His memoirs, published by Stoddart Publishing in 2000, are entitled Brian McFarlane’s World of Hockey.
He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame (media section).
We speak with Brian McFarlane about his career and the changes that he has seen in hockey and hockey broadcasting over the years on both sides of the border.