About Harnarayan

Born and raised in small-town Alberta, Harnarayan has risen through the broadcast ranks as a prominent media personality in Canada’s favourite sport, challenging the status quo.

With over 800 games of experience as an NHL broadcaster and known for his entertaining goal calls, Harnarayan’s story has spread throughout the hockey world, allowing him to commentate ‘Play-by-Play’ for Hockey Night in Canada nationally on Sportsnet. As the NHL aims to grow the game in new markets and diversify its fan base, Harnarayan symbolizes the power sport has to unite people.

His growing list of accomplishments includes winning a Canadian Screen Award for ‘Best Sports Play-By-Play Announcer,’ being named a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor-General for his contributions to Canadian society, being awarded the Peace Patron designation from the Mosaic Institute for helping fight prejudice in sport, earning the Brian Williams Media Award from the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and most recently receiving an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Mount Royal University.

Along with being an ambassador for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, Harnarayan serves on the NHL’s Fan Inclusion Committee and is a part of the Herb Carnegie Initiative, focusing on making the sport a more welcoming place. Harnarayan is also on the board of HEROS, a charity that uses hockey as a mentorship tool for at-risk youth.

His memoir, ‘One Game At A Time’ – My Journey From Small-Town Alberta to Hockey’s Biggest Stage, became an instant national bestseller, inspiring countless others through his journey of defying the odds.

Harnarayan lives in Calgary with his wife and two young children.

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