The Binghamton Senators announced today that Marc Shelanski has been named the new director of broadcasting for the American Hockey League franchise. Shelanski, who has over 18 years of hockey broadcasting experience in the AHL, IHL and ECHL, replaces Grady Whittenburg as the new “Voice of the Senators.” Whittenburg has accepted a position with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.
“It’s great to have someone like Marc, an excellent broadcaster who knows the hockey tradition in Binghamton, knows the community and the people, take the torch from Grady and run with it,” said Tom Mitchell, the Senators executive vice president of operations. “Grady was a tremendous asset to the organization and we wish him the best of luck in future endeavors.”
Shelanski served as the broadcaster for both the Binghamton Whalers (1987-90, three seasons) and the Binghamton Rangers (1990-91, one season).
"I am honored and excited to come back to Binghamton as the "voice of the Senators,” said Shelanski. “I am humbled that Tom Mitchell and the entire ownership group have the confidence in me to replace Grady, who was both very talented and very popular. During the four years I spent in the community, I met a lot of great people. I know the fans are very passionate about hockey."
In addition to his time in Binghamton, Shelanski has called American Hockey League games for the Springfield Falcons (2000-05, five seasons) and the New Haven Nighthawks (1992 Calder Cup Playoffs).
A graduate of the Brown Institute School of Broadcasting, Shelanski also has seven seasons of ECHL broadcasting experience with the Raleigh Ice Caps (1991-94, three seasons) and the Mississippi Sea Wolves (1996-00, four seasons).
Whittenburg will continue his play-by-play duties this fall for the Jackals, as he prepares for his eighteenth season (Cornell Big Red 1990-02, Binghamton Senators 2002-07) behind the microphone.
“I’ve always considered what I do for a living a privilege and my time in the Southern Tier has done nothing to change that,” said Whittenburg. “From the day Tom Mitchell gave me this opportunity along with the support shown by the entire ownership group, it’s been a pleasure being associated with the Binghamton Senators.”
The B-Sens take the ice for the first time in two weeks, as the club suits up for the first of three exhibition games. The B-Sens will host the Hershey Bears on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 a.m.
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