List of Columbus Blue Jackets broadcasters

This is a list of broadcasters for the Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team.


On Fox Sports Ohio, Jeff Rimer serves as the television play-by-play announcer alongside former Blue Jacket Jody Shelley providing color analysis. Rimer started calling games on television in 2005 with Shelley joining Rimer in 2014–15 replacing previous analyst Bill Davidge.[1] Davidge became co-host of Blue Jackets Live, the televised pre-game, intermission and post-game shows, with Brian Giesenschlag until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 season. Beginning with the 2019–2020 season, Giesenschlag's co-host is former Blue Jacket Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre.[2] In-game reporting is provided by Dave Maetzold.

Years Play-by-play Color commentators
2000-04 Dan P. Kelly Steve Konroyd
2005-06 Jim Rimer Brian Engblom
2006-09 Jim Rimer Danny Gare[3]


On radio stations WBNS-FM[4] (flagship), WBNS, WWCD, and 34 other affiliates in Ohio and West Virginia, Bob McElligott provides play-by-play coverage. McElligott joined the Blue Jackets radio broadcast in July 2009 as a color analyst and became the play-by-play analyst for the 2013–14 season, taking over for George Matthews who had been calling Blue Jackets games since the team's inception in 2000.[5] McElligott, along with Ryan Mitchell, hosts the pre-game and post-game radio shows. Fans can interact by e-mail and Twitter with McElligott and Mitchell during and after the game.[6][7]

Years Play-by-play Color commentators
2000-09 George Matthews Bill Davidge


  • George Matthews held the position of the Blue Jackets' original radio play-by-play announcer from the team's inaugural 2000-01 season through the 2012-13 season.


  1. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets, Fox Sports Ohio Announce Changes to Television Broadcast Team". Columbus Blue Jackets. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Former Blue Jacket Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre named Studio Analyst for club’s televised games on FOX Sports Ohio
  3. ^ May 4, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
  4. ^ Blue Jackets Radio Network - Blue
  5. ^ "Fan Zone". Columbus Blue Jackets. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Television – Columbus Blue Jackets – Multimedia". Columbus Blue Jackets. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2009.
  7. ^ "Radio Web Page – Columbus Blue Jackets – Multimedia". Columbus Blue Jackets. Archived from the original on May 26, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2009.

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