Randy Hahn (born October 21, 1958) is a play-by-play commentator for the San Jose Sharks on NBC Sports California, a position that he held for over 20 seasons. He has over 30 years of broadcast experience, mostly in hockey for San Jose Sharks alongside color commentators Jamie Baker and Bret Hedican. He broadcast his 1,000th Sharks game on December 5, 2009, when the Sharks faced the Calgary Flames in San Jose. Along with analyst and ex-partner Drew Remenda, Hahn has won five Northern California Emmy Awards in the "On Camera Sports" section; one in 1999, and others in 2002, 2005, and 2008. Hahn was a PBP announcer in Konami's NHL Blades of Steel '99 and 2K Sports' NHL 2K9, NHL 2K10, and NHL 2K11.
Early life and career[edit | edit source]
Hahn got his start in broadcasting on-air at CKRW in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. His 1980s TV work included Ivy League Game of the Week football broadcasts.
He and Rick Davis called the final of the first FIFA Women's World Cup from Guangzhou, China for SportsChannel America in November 1991.
He, Jamie Baker, and Bret Hedican forms the broadcast team for the San Jose Sharks on NBC Sports California. Jamie Baker joins him for most games although Bret Hedican joins him when Jamie Baker calls the game on radio with Dan Rusanowsky. On a few occasions, he, Jamie Baker, and Bret Hedican form the popular "triple-cast" format for the San Jose Sharks on NBC Sports California.
Some of his other TV and radio work has been with the San Diego Sockers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers.
Shortly before the Sharks were formed, Hahn was vice president of a non-profit organization known as Pro Hockey San Jose. The purpose was to draw attention to the newly approved arena in the city, and hopefully acquire an NHL team for San Jose (both the team and the arena did come to fruition).
Hahn was a PBP announcer in Konami's NHL Blades of Steel '99 and 2K Sports' NHL 2K9 and NHL 2K10. He broadcasted his 1,000th Sharks game on December 5, 2009 when the San Jose Sharks faced the Calgary Flames in San Jose.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
On June 8, 1995 Hahn was arrested on a charge of drug possession after receiving a packet containing narcotics in the mail. The charges were dropped in March 1996.
Hahn is married to Roberta Gonzales, an Emmy Award winning meteorologist for KPIX-TV.
Hahn is a native of Edmonton, Alberta.
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