CLEVELAND, OH – Dan Kelly calls the action live on Fox Sports Net Ohio during the Columbus Blue Jackets inaugural season. He comes to Columbus after spending three years as the radio play-by-play man for the St. Louis Blues. He is the son of the late legendary Blues broadcaster Dan Kelly Sr., who was the voice of the team for 21 seasons (1968-89) and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a broadcaster in 1989. Kelly’s brother, John, serves as the television play-by-play voice of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.
Dan is a 1996 graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in radio and television communications. While with the Blues, Kelly also served as the manager of amateur hockey and community programs.
Steve Konroyd brings a combined 20 years of playing and broadcasting experience to the Blue Jackets booth and joins Dan Kelly on Fox Sports Net Ohio for 65 live televised games during the 2000-01 season. He arrived in Columbus after completing his third year as the television color commentator for the San Jose Sharks on Fox Sports Net where he called 60 games during the 1999-2000 NHL season. In his 15-year NHL career, Konroyd registered 41 goals and 195 assists for 236 points and 863 penalty minutes in 895 games with Calgary, Chicago, Hartford, Detroit, Ottawa and the New York Islanders.
The Scarborough, Ontario native also appeared in 97 career Stanley Cup playoff games, tallying a combined 10 goals and 15 assists. He was a member of Team Canada World Championship teams in 1985 and 1991, and won a total of four medals while representing his country.
His on-air expertise is enhanced by the fact that he played for some of hockey’s most legendary coaches, including Scotty Bowman, Bob Johnson and Mike Keenan. Konroyd retired in 1995 and began work as the radio color commentator for the Chicago Wolves of the International Hockey League. He broke into the NHL broadcast booth the next year as the radio color commentator for the Phoenix Coyotes and landed in San Jose the next season.
Fox Sports Net Ohio is available to over four million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia.
Fox Sports Net Ohio is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including the Madison Square Garden Properties, its 50 percent ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising, and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, New York, Ohio, Florida and San Francisco.
Fox Sports Net reaches more than 68 million homes nationwide.