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Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939 in Canada) is an American sportscaster.


Early life and career[]

Raised in Canada, Ryan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1960, and took a job the newly-formed CFTO as an assistant sports director. Here he called games for the Toronto Marlboros.

In 1966, Ryan was hired as the director of public relations for the expansion Oakland Seals of the NHL. He became the team's radio play by play announcer in 1968. In 1970 he moved east to call New York Rangers games on WOR and the MSG Network. While in New York City, Ryan worked at WPIX as a news co-anchor and sportscaster.[1]

First stint at NBC[]

In 1972, Ryan left the Rangers to become the lead announcer for the NHL on NBC. Ryan would call three Stanley Cup Finals alongside Ted Lindsay.


Coincident with his work with NBC and later CBS, Ryan also served as the play-by-play voice of the New York Islanders for five seasons in the late 1970s. Ryan had several partners, including George Michael, Ed Giacomin, and Stan Fischler.

He has since continued in other sports on television.


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