Former Atlantic City and Idaho play-by-play announcer and current New England Sports Network personality Rob Simpson and longtime National Hockey League linesman Ray Scapinello coauthored “Between The Lines: Not-So-Tall Tales from Ray ‘Scampy’ Scapinello’s Four Decades in the NHL”
The 5-foot-7 and 163-pound Scapinello retired in 2004 after never missing a day of work in 33 years in the NHL, working 2,500 regular season matches and 426 games in the playoffs, including an astounding 20 Stanley Cup Finals series.
One of the game’s best-loved officials, Scapinello shares his stories of life, both on and off the ice, as an official while offering readers an inside look at what players and coaches are really like and what they really say and do.
Simpson, who has 19 years of radio and television broadcasting experience including the 2002 ECHL All-Star Game, is host of a weekly TV series for the Bruins and also works as the rink-side reporter during Boston telecasts, providing updates and interviews before, during and after the game.
He was the “Voice of the Steelheads” from the team’s inaugural season in 1997-98 to 2000-01 and was the “Voice of the Boardwalk Bullies” from the team’s inaugural season in 2001-02 to 2002-03. The native of Detroit spent four years as producer and host of “Maple Leafs America,” a program that he created for Maple Leafs Television. The 30-minute weekly show focused on former Leafs players and Leafs fans across the United States.