Former NHL commentator Gary Thorne.
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Legendary ex-NHL broadcaster calls grandson's goal during high-school game

Published February 20, 2024 at 7:59

In the history of the National Hockey League there have been some legendary television broadcasters one that fans across the globe love is Gary Thorne.

Recently, Thorne was back on the call in the game of hockey and it was a pretty wholesome moment for himself and their family. During the game that he was calling, Thorne's grandson scored for his high-school team. The moment led to an amazing call from Gary Thorne, as seen in the video below.

Thorne began his broadcasting career in 1977 calling games in his home state of Maine. In 1987, he made his NHL broadcasting debut as the play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils until 1993.

Then, in 1992, Thorne received a massive opportunity, becoming the main play-by-play man for ESPN, a role he held until 2004. When ESPN won the rights back to NHL games in 2021, fans wanted Thorne to return, as did Thorne himself, expressing his desire to come back to the role he held two decades prior. But ESPN decided to go in a different direction.

Would you like to see Gary Thorne return to doing play-by-play for NHL games? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below!
February 20   |   266 answers
Legendary ex-NHL broadcaster calls grandson's goal during high-school game

Do you want Gary Thorne to return to the NHL as a commentator?

Yes, he's one of the best out there13751.5 %
No, wasn't a big fan9033.8 %
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