“Behind The ECHL Mics”
Doug Plagens, Idaho Steelheads

Doug Plagens is in his second season as the “Voice of the Steelheads” on B2 Networks, the “Official Broadband Broadcast Provider of the ECHL,” and on 1350 KTIK The Ticket and Cable One.

In addition to his play-by-play duties he will host the Bud Light Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show each weeknight from 6-7 p.m. on 1350 KTIK The Ticket and assist with the team’s media relations and sales.

Plagens did play-by-play and hosted the pregame and postgame shows for Syracuse of the American Hockey League in 2007-08. He also filled in on minor league baseball broadcasts in Syracuse.

He was the sports director and did play-by-play for football and hockey for the Lake Forest College radio and television stations while also working as a columnist for the school newspaper. He also worked for the Detroit Tigers and worked as an intern for Major League Baseball during the 2005 All-Star Game.

Plagens received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and his master’s in broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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Former ECHL broadcasters working in the National Hockey League include John Ahlers and Steve Carroll of the Anaheim Ducks, Tom Callahan of the Nashville Predators, Dave Goucher of the Boston Bruins, Chris Kerber of the St. Louis Blues, Dave Mishkin of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bob McElligott and John Michael of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Rob Simpson, who is a producer/host for The NHL Network.

Former ECHL broadcasters working in the American Hockey League include Brendan Burke in Peoria, Josh Fisher in Texas, Mike Kelly in Springfield, Eric Lindquist in Worcester, Pete Michaud in Norfolk, Mike O’Brien in Lowell, Joe O’Donnell in Houston, Jason Shaver in Chicago, Dan Weiss in San Antonio and Grady Whittenburg in Binghamton.