Dean Brown (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 3, 1961) is a Canadian hockey commentator. He is known for being the main play-by-play announcer for the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators since the team's return to the NHL at first on Ottawa's talk-radio station 580 CFRA in the franchise's first years, then on the Rawlco owned station in Ottawa and since 1998 on Team 1200 radio.
Prior to becoming the voice of the Senators, Brown was a news anchor at CFRW in Winnipeg, Manitoba and at CKSL in London. Before moving into sports and moving to 580 CFRA in Ottawa in 1983. Brown later became the stations morning sports anchor, sports director and play-by-play voice of the now defunct Canadian Football League's Ottawa Rough Riders franchise.
Brown was the radio play-by-play voice of the 1989 Grey Cup game at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario and was the youngest broadcaster ever selected to perform those duties on the national and international broadcast of the CFL's championship game.
Brown does 40 Senators games on Rogers Sportsnet and previously 20 of those games were broadcast on A Ottawa (formerly the New RO and A-Channel Ottawa).
Brown's radio analyst is Gord Wilson and on Rogers Sportsnet it is former New York Islanders defenseman and Florida Panthers colour commentator Denis Potvin.
He was previously paired with former goaltender Greg Millen until the 2002-03 season during Senators games on both A-Channel and Sportsnet.
He is known for his distinct way of yelling, "Scores!", as well as his commonly used phrases such as "Scramble!", "Winds, fires" "Oh what a save by (goaltender)!" and "Oh my heavens!"
National broadcasting assignmentsEdit
Since November 1998, Brown has also done play-by-play on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Brown also previously worked as a football play-by-play broadcaster for the CFL on CBC and was a part time general sports reporter for TSN and the now defunct Canadian Football Network.
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