Before he became the Caps’ radio play-by-play guy, John Walton did public announcements for the Cincinnati Reds and called three Hershey Bears Calder Cup championships. He’s already had a great career, but tonight he’s be calling the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports. That’s a whole ‘nother level.
If you tuned into NBCSN, you heard the dulcet tones of @WaltonCaps telling the story of the Anaheim Ducks vs the Dallas Stars.
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) April 16, 2014
Here’s how John opened it all up. Of course he mentioned Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau, with whom Walton has a long history.
John didn’t have to wait long to call his first goal. Anaheim’s Kyle Palmieri scored two minutes into the game.
Later, former Hershey Bear and long-time Washington Capital, Mathieu Perreault scored. Just like the old days.
Congratulations, John. You deserve it.
Play-by-play: John Walton. Pretty cool.