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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LAWLESS LEAVING TSN FOR GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, May 3, that the club has hired Gary Lawless as the Vegas Golden Knights Insider.

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.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

He will be missed! A great fit in Vegas and he will enjoy being paid in $US - just hope Trump lets him stay..

Anonymous said...

O man, good for Gary but he will be missed in Winnipeg great reporter. The CFL will Miss him dearly too.Smart guy with a great knowledge of sports.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, stay in Winterpeg or go to Las Vegas. Tough choice there.

Anonymous said...

Live in Vegas or Winterpeg???? Hello Vegas Baby!!

Anonymous said...

So, he is going to a hokey job and working for a team nobody cares about. Good for him, way better locale. ..but there is that Trump thing.

Anonymous said...

Hustler and Lawless started their radio gig on 680 CJOB and had a long run there until they got raided by TSN.

Anonymous said...

Gary is a hockey expert, huh? When did that happen?

This Guy said...

Personally I thought Lawless was terrible. A huge homer. But then again Roddy is prob the biggest homer around lol. I like roddy though. He at least says intelligent things.

Anonymous said...

The Peter Principle at work again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Gary and Crim can get you in there Roddy!

BombersJets said...

There's a lot of people here in the Peg that are quite fine seeing him leave. Never been much of a Lawless fan myself. Too bad this doesn't count as the Jets expansion draft pick lol

Anonymous said...

I was serious RP when I said you should go after the job clueless (your terminology) had, and yet you don't post my comment?

Anonymous said...

And he's already tweeting about food

Morgan said...

He's still 1000 times better than Madani!