Colour commentator John Garrett’s Vancouver Canucks mic is going quiet
Over the 30-plus years he worked as an NHL broadcaster, John Garrett figures he worked with 40 different play-by-play guys.
“I really feel fortunate that I got to work with so many really good people. The who’s-who of the broadcast world: Don Whitman and Bob Cole and Dick Irvin. Chris Cuthbert. Jim Hughson. And my longtime partner here, John Shorthouse,” Garrett, 71, said Friday before boarding the Vancouver Canucks’ charter flight to Dallas, where the team will face the Stars on Saturday.
Garrett has been working Vancouver Canucks games since 2001 for Sportsnet but announced on Thursday night his time covering Canucks games is coming to an end. He’ll still work here and there for Sportsnet, but Canucks fans will have to get used to a new voice working alongside Shorthouse.
Working with host Dan Murphy, producer Greg Shannon and Shorthouse over the past two decades — Shorthouse took over as TV play-by-play man in 2008 from Hughson, who became Hockey Night In Canada’s lead voice — has been nothing but a delight, he said.
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