Former NHL goalie Darren Pang will join John Kelly as color analyst for the St. Louis Blues.
"It's his knowledge, communication skills, all that stuff," said Blues President John Davidson who, like Pang is a former NHL goalie who excelled in the hockey broadcasting world.
"He's got a good personality for it and he's trusted by players and management. He understands what the job is and he has this willingness go and work hard."
Pang has been the analyst for the Phoenix Coyotes for the last four seasons and also works as an analyst with NBC and TSN.
"Having a Hall-of-Famer in our profession like John Davidson, who was one of the top analysts in all of sports, ask you to join his team is a true honor," Pang said.
"The Blues are one of the top young teams ready to make that next step and I can't wait to broadcast our first game."
I had a chance to talk to Darren Pang after Friday's second round at the Gretzky Golf Classic in Thornbury, ON shortly before the Blues made the formal announcement.
Pang talked to me about his golf game and his views on the NHL Draft, the free agent market, Joe Sakic's retirement and rule changes he would make in the NHL.