"This was my decision. There was a contract on the table."
According to a report from The Chicago Sun-Times, the 55-year-old is joining the TV booth for the second-year Seattle Kraken on ROOT Sports Seattle.
"The flagship station of the Kraken Audio Network is 950 KJR."
It seems that some of their marketing strategies for the opening doubleheader have really paid off for ESPN.
The release notes that ESPN’s John Buccigross will serve as host of the NHL Draft. He'll be joined by Sportsnet analysts Elliotte Friedman and Sam Cosentino.
ESPN has simulcasted TSN draft coverage in the past.
NHL player JT Brown announced his retirement on Monday, followed by an announcement that he will join the Kraken broadcast team.
"The popularity of hockey I think we’ll depend on how much they find early success. They need to immediately hook the fans so they can build...
"According to the press release, KJR will carry all home and away games for the Kraken, with selected broadcasts also airing on 96.5 JACK-FM."
"Forslund spent nearly 30 years with the Carolina Hurricanes franchise and two-and-a-half decades as their play-by-play voice, following the team’s move south from Hartford in 1997."