John Forslund Biography
John Forslund is an American sportscaster who will be the Seattle Kraken’s television play-by-play announcer.
He had previously worked for the Carolina Hurricanes in the same capacity, having joined the team in 1991 (when it was known as the Hartford Whalers) and calling games from 1995 to 2020.
John Forslund Age
Forslund was born on February 14, 1962, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is 59 years old as of 2021.
John Forslund Height
Forslund’s body measurements are undisclosed.
John Forslund Family
Forslund has kept his personal life private. Information about her family is unknown.
John Forslund Wife
Forslund is married to his wife Natalie Forslund. They have three children together, two daughters and one son.
John Forslund Education
Forslund studied at Cathedral High school where he played high school hockey. He later enrolled at Springfield College and then graduated from Adelphi University with a master’s degree in Athletic Management.
John Forslund Career
After completing college, Forslund worked as a television and radio broadcaster for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Indians from 1984 until 1991. In 1989, he received the Ken McKenzie Award, which is presented to the best publicist and/or announcer in the American Hockey League. Following that, he became the public relations director for the Hartford Whalers in 1991.
Forslund worked as a radio analyst along with Chuck Kaiton during non-televised games. In 1997, When Peter Karmanos Jr. moved the Whalers to Carolina, Forslund said that the team’s final game was very emotional.
He has also worked as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN National Hockey Night, NHL on Versus, NBCSN, NBC Sports, and has called ACC and SEC basketball for Fox Sports Net during his tenure with the Hurricanes. On June 27, 2002, Hurricanes general manager Ken Lehner revealed that Forslund had signed a two-year contract extension to continue as the team’s television play-by-play broadcaster.
Forslund’s contract with the Hurricanes was set to expire at the end of the 2020 regular season and remained unresolved as the Stanley Cup playoffs qualifying round began. As a result, Forslund called games for NBC Sports in Toronto through the Eastern Conference playoffs’ second round.
Forslund revealed on January 26, 2021, that he had accepted the role of television play-by-play broadcaster for the Seattle Kraken on Root Sports Northwest, ahead of the team’s inaugural NHL season in fall 2021.
John Forslund Net Worth
Forslund’s net worth is undisclosed.