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Kenny Albert (born Kenny Aufrichtig; February 2, 1968, in New York, New York), is an American sportscaster. He is the son of sportscaster Marv Albert. He is the only sportscaster who currently does play-by-play for all four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL).
On his sixth birthday, his father took him along to a New York Rangers game. One of the statisticians had to leave in the middle of the game so Kenny got to do the stats for the rest of the game (1974). At 14, he became the official statistician for the New York Rangers on the radio. At 16, he wrote content for the New York Rangers program. Aside from his father, his idol was Vancouver Canucks play-by-play broadcaster Jim Robson.
Hockey Broadcasting careerEdit
He has done work for NBC's Olympics coverage, as a play-by-play announcer for men's and women's ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Previously, he handled radio play-by-play for the Washington Capitals.
- 1990–1992: Baltimore Skipjacks - Play-by-pla
- 1992–1995: Washington Capitals play-by-play on Home Team Sports
- 1993–1994: NHL on ESPN2 - Play-by-play
- 1994–1995: NHL Radio - Lead play-by-play
- 1995–1999: NHL on Fox - Play-by-play
- 1995–present: New York Rangers - Radio play-by-play
- 2002: Winter Olympics - Hockey play-by-play
- 2005–2006: NHL on OLN - Play-by-play
- 2006: Winter Olympics - Hockey play-by-play
- 2010: Winter Olympics - Hockey play-by-play
Four sports in four days Edit
On October 25, 2009, Albert called the play-by-play of the Minnesota Vikings – Pittsburgh Steelers NFL game for Fox and then hosted the New York Yankees' locker room celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series that night. The following night he broadcast a Rangers game on radio and on October 28, he called the play-by-play of the New York Knicks season opener on MSG.