Philadelphia Flyers fans will hear a familiar voice on game broadcasts alongside Jim Jackson this season.
Brian Boucher, a former Philadelphia Flyers goalie and broadcaster, has been named the primary game analyst by NBC Sports Philadelphia. Boucher replaced Keith Jones, who broadcast games for more than two decades before being named Flyers president of hockey operations in May.
Boucher, 46, was hired last month to replace Jones on TNT’s national broadcasts as the between-the-benches analyst.
“It’s been my fortune to be so deeply connected with the Philadelphia region and the passionate Flyers community for nearly 30 years since joining the organization as a draft pick,” Boucher said in a statement.
“I’m thrilled to return to this city, which my family and I consider home, and rejoin NBC Sports Philadelphia and the talented team that covers the Flyers year-round for this incredible fanbase.”
Boucher also will contribute to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live with host Ashlyn Sullivan and analysts Al Morganti and Scott Hartnell.
Boucher, a Rhode Island native, has worked for national TV networks for the past eight years including NBC Sports and ESPN. He also has appeared regularly on the NHL Network.
He began his broadcasting career as a color commentator and studio analyst on NBC Sports Philadelphia after he retired from the NHL in 2013.
Boucher played six of his 13 seasons with the Flyers in two stints, starting in 1999 and ending in 2012-13. He was a Flyers’ first-round pick (22nd overall) in 1995. Boucher played 174 games with Philadelphia, going 73-68-19 with a 2.50 goals-against average. He holds an NHL record for the longest shutout streak (332:01), which he set with Phoenix during the 2003-04 season. He played 328 NHL games and played for seven teams.