Kaser making TV debut for Red Wings Tuesday

Bob Kaser
Bob Kaser. (Dec. 12, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In his 38th year as a broadcaster and 17th as the radio voice of the Grand Rapids Griffins, Bob Kaser is set to make his NHL television debut.

Kaser recently completed his first stint with the Detroit Red Wings, handling duties radio play-by-play for nine games. Tuesday, he will step into the booth with the FOX Sports Detroit team to call his first NHL TV broadcast.

The lifelong Wings fan has long looked forward to such an opportunity.

“Bruce Martin, the longtime voice of the Wings, I was so hooked on listening to him call the games on radio and Bruce, without a doubt, is probably top three… in my favorite broadcasters of all time in any sport,” Kaser recalled. “Obviously just a handful of games I’m doing with Detroit, but to be in that category as a guy who has done some radio broadcasts for the Detroit Red Wings — an original six franchise who I adored as a kid and still to this day do — it’s surreal. I don’t know how else to describe it.”

The Wings host the Arizona Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m.