Wednesday, May 3, 2017
LAWLESS LEAVING TSN FOR GOLDEN KNIGHTS
In this role, Lawless will author in-depth breaking news stories, columns, features, event recaps and player/staff profiles on vegasgoldenknights.com and will serve as the team’s lead on-camera reporter, filing daily video recaps from Golden Knights practices, games, events and press conferences. He will work closely with Golden Knights Senior Writer Dan Marrazza to provide fans with exclusive, authentic, and engaging content highlighting team personalities, off-ice initiatives and community outreach. He will also make regular on-air appearances during radio and television broadcasts of Golden Knights home games. Lawless will officially join the Golden Knights organization on Tuesday, June 6.
“Our goal is to provide our fans with exclusive and engaging content across all of our digital platforms,” said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. “Gary is a hockey expert, having covered the game extensively in one of the most passionate hockey markets in North America on television, radio, print and web. We hope Golden Knights fans will enjoy his reporting and insight that will come from being entrenched with the team. Together with Dan Marrazza, we will continue to deliver entertaining and compelling stories across our entire network of media assets.”
Lawless joins the Golden Knights after an 18-year run in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he held several prominent media positions. He began as a beat writer and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press covering the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. In 2006 he launched the “Hustler and Lawless” Radio Show on TSN 1290 AM, a daily, drive-time sports talk radio show covering a variety of topics throughout the world of sports. He has been the show’s co-host since its inception in 2006. Lawless regularly appeared as an analyst on multiple television programs, including TSN That’s Hockey, TSN Sportscentre and TSN’s broadcasts of Winnipeg Jets home games. He also contributed regular columns and feature stories on TSN’s website as their Senior Correspondent.
Over the course of his reporting career, Lawless has covered multiple Super Bowls, Grey Cups, Stanley Cup Finals, IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and one Winter Olympics (2014 in Sochi).
He began his career in sports reporting in 1993 as the hockey beat reporter for the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He also worked for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts as the club’s Public Relations Director where he was part of the 1996 Grey Cup championship winning team.
Lawless is a native of Peterborough, Ontario. He and his wife Jennifer have a daughter, Lauren.