A 40-year veteran of hockey broadcasting at all levels, Rusanowsky is one of the club’s most recognizable figures, both on-and-off the ice. He’s responsible for producing all radio broadcasts, directs and administers the Sharks Radio Network, and oversees the relationship with flagship station 98.5 KFOX. A versatile performer, he also contributes to Sharks Magazine, the team’s official game program, and sjsharks.com with regularly featured columns and broadcast reports.
Born in Milford, Conn., Rusanowsky is one of a select few play-by-play announcers who have been tapped by NHL Radio to announce the “Game of the Week.” He was on the broadcast team for NHL Radio’s production of the 1997 and 2019 NHL All-Star Games in San Jose and has presented feature work on the League’s network broadcasts.
Before arriving in the Bay Area, Rusanowsky provided the radio play-by-play call for the American Hockey League’s New Haven Nighthawks (1986-91) and was the voice of St. Lawrence University’s NCAA Division I hockey program from 1979-86. He received a bachelor’s degree at St. Lawrence and subsequently earned his M.B.A. at Clarkson University.
In 2013, Rusanowsky was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in the sports category, and was named a 2019 recipient of the Sherwood Award, the “people’s choices” for the Bay Area’s most popular radio personalities of the year. He called his 2,000th Sharks regular season game on Jan. 16, 2018 at Arizona and has been behind the microphone for all 241 playoff games in Sharks history.