Sam Rosen has been calling play-by-play for the New York Rangers on MSG Network since 1984 and the words he uttered on June 14, 1994 –“This one will last a lifetime!” – will be celebrated forever by the nearly two million Rangers fans that tuned in that evening to watch the Rangers clinch the Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years.
One of the most knowledgeable and thorough play-by-play personalities in sports, Rosen has called games alongside some of hockey’s greatest minds, including Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito, former Rangers goaltender John Davidson and current partner Joe Micheletti. His broadcasting expertise extends beyond hockey as he continues to call weekly football games for the NFL on FOX. Rosen has won four New York Emmy Awards for MSG Networks’ Rangers coverage and has been nominated eight times for achievement in play-by-play. Rosen worked alongside Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster and current Rangers President John Davidson for 20 years. Rosen also called games for NHL Radio for 13 years (1996 – 2008), including 12 Stanley Cup Finals. He was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Rosen was also the recipient of the 2016 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame.