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341. Jiggs McDonald

Seth Everett March 9, 2022

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This week on Sports With Friends:

Hockey Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jiggs McDonald joins the show this week to discuss his iconic career. The longtime voice of the New York Islanders has also called games for the Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Flames, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and nationally on FOX Sports television. He has done NHL games for more than 50 years and this past season, rejoined the Islanders booth to fill in on a few games.

In this episode, McDonald discusses how he got into sports broadcasting, with stories about working in LA with Al Michaels, and the advice he received when offered the Islanders job. He also discussed the spring of 1988 where he filled in on New Jersey Devils broadcasts during their playoff run. He called three of the four Islanders Stanley Cup Championships. He discussed his love for the Nassau Coliseum and his adoration for the Islanders’ new home, UBS Arena.

Finally, Jiggs discusses the evolution of the sport, and how today’s NHL is just as exciting as the years gone by.


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Seth Everett

Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.

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