Blackhawks on Track to Hire Darren Pang as TV Analyst after 14 Years with Blues

Holy Jumpin’!

According to a report from Jeff Agrest, the Blackhawks are in the process of hiring a new TV analyst for the booth. Darren Pang is reportedly on track to become the new TV analyst for the team. Pang has a history with the Blackhawks, let alone an impressive resume as a broadcaster. Pang played parts of three seasons as a goaltender with the Blackhawks in the 80’s and was a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1988. However, a knee injury entering the 1990 season ended his career early.

Pang has spent the last 14 years with Bally Sports Midwest and has been known for his positive demeanor and in-depth analysis with Blues play-by-play announcer John Kelly. His “Holy Jumpin’!” catchphrase after big moments is also well-known in hockey culture, and has endeared him to the fan base.

Just a few weeks ago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch brought to the spotlight that Pang’s contract has expired at the end of the 2022-23 Blues season. In addition to that situation, Pang’s work on Blues broadcasts had been more limited in the previous seasons as he has also worked for NHL on TNT broadcasts on certain Tuesdays and Wednesdays over the past two seasons. This national exposure has opened up many doors for Pang.

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