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Dan Rusanowsky
Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster


Veteran Radio Play-by-Play Announcer Dan Rusanowsky returns for his 22nd consecutive season as the “Voice of the Sharks” on Classic Rock KFOX 98.5/102.1 FM and the Sharks Radio Network.

A 33-year veteran of hockey broadcasting at all levels, Rusanowsky is one of the club’s most recognizable figures, both on-and-off the ice. He’s responsible for producing all radio broadcasts, directs and administers the multi-station Sharks Radio Network (which provides coverage of all games for hockey fans in Northern California and parts of Nevada and Oregon) and oversees the relationship with flagship station KFOX 98.5/102.1 FM. A versatile performer, he also contributes to Sharks Magazine, the team’s official game program, and sjsharks.com with regularly featured columns and broadcast reports. He appears on KFOX on weekday game afternoons with “What’s on Tap,” previewing the upcoming action, and frequently joins hosts on KFOX’s sister station, Sports Radio 95.7 “The Game” to talk Sharks hockey.

An active, year-round member of the Bay Area broadcasting community, Rusanowsky is one of a select few play-by-play announcers who have been tapped by NHL Radio to announce the “Game of the Week” on the Westwood One Radio Network. He was on the broadcast team for NHL Radio’s production of the 1997 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose and has presented feature work on the League’s network broadcasts.

Born in Milford, Conn., Rusanowsky’s resume also includes television play-by-play work. A motor racing enthusiast, he currently appears on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s “Race Week” program. He has joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network’s broadcast for live coverage of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma since 2011. He was a member of the San Jose Grand Prix’s closed circuit track telecast team, covering Champ Car, Toyota Atlantic, Trans-Am, U.S. Touring Car, Historic Stock Car and Formula D action in front of more than 150,000 fans per year from 2005-07. He has called the action on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s coverage of Roller Hockey International telecasts, including the Oakland Skates and the 1995 Murphy Cup Champion San Jose Rhinos. He was also the TV voice of the now-defunct Continental Indoor Soccer League’s San Jose Grizzlies and worked the “CISL Game of the Week” for Prime Network. He also makes regular appearances on Sharks television features.

Rusanowsky has provided the play-by-play call on several Major League Soccer radio broadcasts and A-League “digicasts.” He has served as a guest host on KNBR 680 and 1050 AM, as well as the nationally syndicated “Sports Byline USA/Sports Overnight America” programs. He has brought his voice to radio and television commercials, Atari video games, feature films and corporate video programs over the years. He also hosted “Dan’s Dugout” on Oakland Athletics radio broadcasts in 1993. He ventured back into the baseball world in the summer of 2005 with “Dan’s Diamond Notes,” a regular weekly segment which aired during KFOX’s top-rated morning program.

Rusanowsky was injured in a serious automobile accident on Nov. 25, 2000, ending a continuous broadcast streak of Sharks regular season and playoff games at 774 (he has been behind the microphone for all 158 playoff games in Sharks history). Rusanowsky called his 1,500th Sharks regular season game on October 8, 2011 vs. Phoenix.

Along with his broadcasting duties, Rusanowsky makes numerous public speaking appearances in the community. He serves on the Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Council, Boy Scouts of America and serves on the Advisory Boards for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley and Services for Brain Injury. During his years as co-chair of the annual Ultimate Fantasy Hockey Playoffs Draft (thru 2010), benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness, more than $450,000 was raised over its history. He also works with many other community organizations and is an active member of the NHL Broadcaster’s Association.

Before arriving in the Bay Area, Rusanowsky provided the radio play-by-play call for the American Hockey League’s New Haven Nighthawks (1986-91) and was the voice of St. Lawrence University’s NCAA Division I hockey program from 1979-86. He received a bachelor’s degree at St. Lawrence and subsequently earned his M.B.A. at Clarkson University.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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