MSG Networks announced Thursday that Brendan Burke will succeed Howie Rose as the Islanders’ primary television play-by-play man, working alongside analyst Butch Goring.
Burke, 32, most recently was the play-by-play man for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
“It is an incredible honor to be joining MSG Networks and becoming part of the Islanders family,” Burke said in a news release. “It’s very humbling to think I am following in the footsteps of two of the all-time greats in Howie Rose and Jiggs McDonald. It has been a lifelong goal to be an NHL broadcaster and to come home to New York City, and to work for one of the NHL’s iconic franchises, is an absolute dream come true.”