Jamie Rivers, a former defenseman for the St. Louis Blues, has been named the new TV color analyst for the team. He will be replacing Darren Pang and will join play-by-play man John Kelly. Rivers, who played nearly 500 games in the NHL, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the broadcasting role.
Despite the pressure of following in Pang’s footsteps, Rivers plans to bring his own personality, analysis, and energy to the job. He has stated that he is excited about the opportunity and hopes to make fans happy and encourage them to tune into games.
“I’m extremely proud and excited for this opportunity,” Rivers said in a news release. “Playing for the Blues was an honor, and now being able to broadcast Blues games is an incredible opportunity. I’m excited to continue working alongside John Kelly and the rest of our amazing Bally Sports team.”
Rivers will remain a co-host of “The Fast Lane” on 101 ESPN.
Rivers was a 1993 draft pick of St. Louis and spent five NHL seasons over two stints with the Blues.