Joe Babik is in his eighth season as the Director of Communications for the ECHL.
Babik is responsible for the day-to-day communications efforts of the ECHL, including writing of press releases; oversight of the official League website, ECHL.com; managing the League’s social media channels; assisting in the layout and design of ECHL printed publications, including the Official Guide and Record Book as well as ongoing contact with ECHL member teams and regional and national media outlets.
Babik joined the League office in March 2010 with seven years of experience in minor league hockey, including six in the ECHL. He began his career as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations with the Pee Dee Pride from 2001-2005, while serving in the same capacity for the Fresno Falcons from 2006-2008. He was part of the radio broadcast crew for the 2004 ECHL All-Star Game in Peoria, Ill., and following the 2007-08 season, was named as the National Conference recipient of the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year Award. Babik also served a season as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League in 2005-06.
The Johnstown, Pa. native received his Bachelor’s Degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in 2001. While at Syracuse, Babik served as both a public relations and broadcast intern with the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch from 1998-2001.
He and his wife, Cristen, are the parents of one son, Elijah.