Miller at the IIHF Hall of Fame induction ceremony
|Born||June 21, 1965|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Awards||Paul Loicq Award (2013)|
|Sports commentary career|
|Team(s)||Canadian men's national junior team (2002–present)|
|Genre(s)||play-by-play, reporter, host|
|Sports||ice hockey, Canadian football, track and field|
Gord Miller (born June 21, 1965) is a Canadian sportscaster for Bell Media's sports cable network TSN. He is a play-by-play announcer for the NHL on TSN and is the lead announcer for TSN's coverage of international hockey, including the IIHF World Under-20 Hockey Championships. He also covers the annual NHL Entry Draft, provides play-by-play for Canadian Football League games, and does play-by-play for NBCSN in the United States. Miller was awarded the Paul Loicq Award by the International Ice Hockey Federation in 2013, for his contributions to international ice hockey.
Miller was born June 21, 1965, in Edmonton, Alberta. As a student at McKernan Junior High School, Miller fought in City Hall against a proposed curfew for children under 16. He collected over 3,000 names to petition the curfew and won. After graduating from McKernan Junior High School, Miller attended Strathcona High School alongside Guy Gadowsky.
Miller began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1984, where he covered the Edmonton Oilers. He joined TSN as a reporter in 1990 and occasionally calling NHL hockey when needed. In 1994, he began doing hockey play-by-play regularly as the lead announcer on the network's Canadian Hockey League coverage, including the Memorial Cup, as well as more frequent NHL assignments. That year also began his run as a part of TSN's annual World Junior Ice Hockey Championships coverage, first as a rinkside reporter and secondary play-by-play caller, eventually becoming the lead announcer in 2002 and 2003. He also covered the IIHF World Championships and Women's World Championships.
From 1998 to 2001, he was host of That's Hockey and then returned to the broadcast booth in 2001 as the English television play-by-play voice of the Montreal Canadiens on TSN's regional feed for one season.
In 2002, Miller became TSN's lead hockey play-by-play announcer when it reacquired national broadcast rights to the NHL. He was teamed up with Pierre McGuire. In 2010, Miller and TSN colleague Chris Cuthbert were selected by Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium as play-by-play announcers for the men's ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Since TSN lost the national contract in 2014 to rival Sportsnet and its parent Rogers Media, he now calls play-by-play for Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators regional games on TSN, while continuing to be the primary play-by-play broadcaster on the network's international hockey coverage.
Honours and awards
In 2013, Miller was awarded the Paul Loicq Award by the International Ice Hockey Federation for his contributions to international ice hockey. The award was presented on May 19 in Stockholm, with Miller introduced by Bob Nicholson.
- "Paul Loicq Award - Gord Miller". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2012. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
- @GMillerTSN (June 21, 2014). "While I appreciate the happy 50th birthday wishes, my wikipedia page is wrong. I was born in 1965, not 1964. I'll save them for next year!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- @GMillerTSN (June 21, 2017). "By the way, despite what Wikipedia says, I was born in 1965 not 1964. I entrusted @TSNResearch to fix this, but he has failed miserably" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- "Celebrities honour Hall of Famers". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2019-12-20.