Monday, February 20, 2012

Voices of Hockey: John Kelly & Dan Kelly

In this Journey in to Hockey we speak with one of the voices of the game.

John Kelly (born 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is play-by-play broadcast announcer for the St. Louis Blues.

He is the son of the late Dan Kelly.

John Kelly joined his father in the broadcast booth, for a game in November 1988, as Dan Kelly announced his final game, in which the Blues defeated the Flyers for the first time in Philadelphia since January 6, 1972. Those who follow such things say that he has embraced some of the intonations of his late Dad. We talk with John Kelly about his Dad, his Dad’s legacy, as well as hockey broadcasting then and now.


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