New York Islanders Daily: The Long Road To The Booth
After longtime voice of the New York Islanders, Howie Rose, stepped away from hockey the team had to find someone else. They found a great voice in Brendan Burke.
During the New York Islanders game on Friday night the Islanders ran a video feature during one of the intermissions. In the video Brendan Burke got emotional talking about how this is his dream job. He’s been impressive so far in the first few games.
The New York Times ran a story telling the journey of how Brendan Burke got the job. His passion started from a young age because his dad covered the Yankees and Mets for The Record and The Star-Ledger.
He decided to go to Ithaca because they offered more on air opportunities. His initial broadcast experience started there and then he went to work various jobs in the industry.
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Burke ended up calling minor league hockey and baseball games which is where he perfected his craft. Landing a job in the New York market is incredibly difficult. He never had a pro sports job before, but thought he had enough experience and good enough references to land it.
He did. His passion for the game is obvious and he hopes to be here for a long time. A feel good story of how the newest member of our team got to where he is.
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The Islanders continue there five game homestand as they host the Minnesota Wild. Both of these teams are looking for more consistency and a full 60 minutes of play.