Popular Sharks television analyst taking leave of absence


SAN JOSE – Jamie Baker is having a depart of absence from his responsibilities as being the Sharks’ color analyst for NBC Sports California to go to to the personal matter, the team introduced inside a statement Saturday afternoon.

In Baker’s absence, Bret Hedican will handle colour commentating responsibilities on NBCSCA and David Maley will fill Hedican’s part as being the color analyst within the Sharks’ Radio Network, joining play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky.

Baker, fifty one, played 186 games with the Sharks, mostly from 1992-1996, and performed just one last game for San Jose on Oct. 10, 1999 before his retirement. Baker scored one of the biggest goals in franchise background, netting the game-winner in Game seven on the Sharks’ upset of your Detroit Crimson Wings in the first round in the 1994 playoffs.

This season was Baker’s 13th during the Sharks’ broadcast booth, and his fourth given that the full-time television commentator alongside play-by-play commentator Randy Hahn. Ahead of signing up for the tv broadcasts, Baker was together with Rusanowsky during the radio booth.

Baker, a native of Nepean, Ontario, played 4 seasons at St. Lawrence University from 1985-1989 before he turned professional. Baker performed 404 frequent season games in the NHL over nine-plus seasons, ending with one hundred fifty factors and 271 penalty minutes. Baker experienced 5 goals and four assists in twenty five playoff games, all with all the Sharks.