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Jack Edwards (born March 24, 1957) is an American sportscaster who is the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins games on NESN.

Broadcasting career[]

Early career[]

Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the University of New Hampshire hockey team. He then moved on to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. During the early 1980s he worked as a talk radiohost for WRKO in Boston, and as a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence. He then moved to a sports reporter position at WCVB-TVin Boston. While at WCVB-TV, Edwards also served as a freelance play by play announcer for ESPN. Among the events he called were the Davis Cup finals and Frozen Four. He also served as a reporter for ABC's coverage of alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

In 1988, Edwards became the weekend sports anchor for Boston's WHDH-TV.[5] While working for the CBS affiliate, Edwards also called some games.

In 1991, Edwards joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and reporter. Edwards also did announcing for Little League baseball from 1995 to 2002, the X Games in 1996, ESPN National Hockey Night from 1999 to 2003, and soccer, including coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.


In 2003, Edwards joined College Sports Television, a newly launched speciality cable sports channel.

Boston Bruins[]

Edwards began calling Bruins games during the 2005-06 NHL season for NESN, handling the road games while Dale Arnold covered the home games. At the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, Edwards called all Bruins games. He was awarded a 2010-11 Stanley Cup Championship ring for his play-by-play work with the Boston Bruins.