|Born||August 6 1954|
Scott Township, Pennsylvania
Paul Steigerwald (born 6 August 1954) is an American sports announcer.
Steigerwald became a hockey fan growing up in Pittsburgh's South Hills. One of his neighbors was Penguins general manager Jack Riley, who would provide tickets for the poorly-attended games. Steigerwald developed an interest in hockey and played at the club level while attending Kent State University. After graduating, Steigerwald would start his broadcast career with the Johnstown Red Wings of the Eastern Hockey League.. WJNL, the local radio affiliate of the Johnstown Red Wings paid Steigerwald $110 a week to provide commentary for all 70 games that season. With a 24-45-1 and a failing economy within the Johnstown area, the Johnstown Red Wings ceased operations in 1980. The Eastern Hockey League later folded the following year.
The Penguins hired Steigerwald as their marketing director in 1980 at age 25, and later became their radio color analyst in 1985. He remained as TV as color commentator after alongside play-by-play announcer broadcaster Mike Lange.