Brendan Burke


Brendan Burke currently serves as the play-by-play announcer for New York Islanders telecasts on MSG Networks, alongside analyst Butch Goring.

Burke is also a national play-by-play announcer for the NHL on Turner Sports. Previously, Burke called play-by-play action for NBC Sports’ coverage of both the NHL and Premier Lacrosse League.

Prior to joining MSG Networks, Burke worked with the Utica Comets (AHL), where he served as play-by-play commentator, as well as pregame, intermission and postgame host since 2013. Burke was also part of the television team for the AHL All-Star Classic in 2015. He was honored after the season with the league’s James H. Ellery Award for “Outstanding Media Coverage.” Throughout his career, Burke has also called college football and basketball games on Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports 1.

Before joining the Islanders booth, Burke previously called some action in the NHL, serving as fill-in radio play-by-play announcer on KMOX for the St. Louis Blues from 2009-2012. And from 2008-2013, Burke handled the play-by-play for the Peoria (IL) Rivermen, the St. Louis Blues affiliated team in the AHL. He also served as the Director of Communications for team during his tenure there. Burke got his start in professional hockey with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers (WV), where he was named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year for the 2007-08 season.

Burke is from the tri-state area – Fair Lawn, New Jersey – and is a graduate of New Jersey’s Paramus Catholic High School and a 2006 Cum Laude graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.