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Billy Jaffe
Born Billy Jaffe
April 2 1969 (1969-04-02) (age 47)
Occupation Sportscaster, color analyst

Billy Jaffe (born April 2, 1969) is the former color analyst for the New York Islanders on MSG Plus. He also served as a color analyst and reporter for nationally televised hockey games on Versus.

Playing careerEdit

Jaffe played hockey for the University of Michigan from 1987–1989. He has also served as team-captain for the silver medal winning team USA at the Maccabiah Games held in Israel in 1997.

Broadcasting careerEdit

Jaffe began his broadcasting career as an analyst on the pre-game, intermission and post-game radio show for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1998–99 season. After spending the 1999–2000 season as the Radio and Television Analyst for the Chicago Wolves of the International Hockey League, he joined the Atlanta Thrashers in September 2000. During his tenure with the Thrashers, he served primarily as the radio analyst, but also contributed to the Thrashers television coverage.

In addition to his work with the Thrashers, in October 2001, Jaffe served as color commentator for Fox Sports Net's coverage of the Cold War game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State which took place in outdoor Spartan Stadium on the Michigan State Campus. Jaffe took on another role acting as lead analyst for CSTV's "Friday Night Hockey" game of the week.

In 2006, Jaffe replaced Joe Micheletti, who moved on to the New York Rangers booth, as New York Islanders color analyst alongside Howie Rose. He worked for NHL on Versus as an analyst and reporter during regular season and playoff broadcasts.

Bob Raissman of the Daily News reported on July 23rd, 2010 that Mr. Jaffe will not have his contract renewed. He lasted four seasons and built a strong reputation around the NHL and with fans, adding work with VERSUS and appearing on the popular “NHL Live” on XM/Sirius that was simulcast on NHL Network.

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