John Forslund Biography
John Forslund an American sportscaster who serve as the Seattle Kraken’s television play-by-play announcer. He 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 as of 1995 to 2020.
John Forslund Age
Forslund was born on 14 February, 1962, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
John Forslund Height and Weight
Forslund stands tall at an average height, he alsohas an average body weight.
John Forslund Family
Forslund has not shared information of his family with the public. We will update this section as soon as he shares out.
John Forslund Wife
Forslund is married to Natalie Forslund. The duo has three children together, two daughters and one son.
John Forslund Education
Forslund enrolled at Cathedral High school where he played high school hockey. He then joined Springfield College and later graduated from Adelphi University with a master’s degree in Athletic Management.
John Forslund Career
Forslund started his career serving as a television and radio broadcaster for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Indians as of 1984 until 1991. In 1989, he earned the Ken McKenzie Award, taht is presented to the best publicist and/or announcer in the American Hockey League. He then became the public relations director for the Hartford Whalers in 1991.
He served 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 as well served as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN National Hockey Night, NHL on Versus, NBCSN, NBC Sports, and as well called ACC and SEC basketball for Fox Sports Net during his tenure with the Hurricanes. Hurricanes general manager Ken Lehner shared that Forslund had signed a two-year contract extension to continue as the team’s television play-by-play broadcaster.
His contract with the Hurricanes was set to end in 2020 regular season and remained unresolved as the Stanley Cup playoffs qualifying round began. He called games for NBC Sports in Toronto through the Eastern Conference playoffs’ second round. He shared on January 26, 2021, that he got 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 under review. He has earned her wealth majorly from his career as a sportscaster .