While still in high school, Steve Lansky was asked by Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Glen Sather to be the team’s statistician as they entered the National Hockey League. In 1983, at the age of 22, Lansky became the youngest producer in the history of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.
Lansky produced the Grey Cup on CBC, TSN’s Acura World of Golf and helped launch Rogers Sportsnet’s fledgling hockey coverage when the network made its début. Over the years, Lansky has included baseball, NBA basketball, rodeo, the Olympic Winter Games and the X Games on his production résumé.
Throughout his varied sports television production career, hockey has been a consuming passion for Lansky. As well, over the past decade, Lansky has written a regular hockey trivia column for the Edmonton Oilers’ and Calgary Flames’ NHL game-night magazines. He is a highly credible, authoritative source to the point where his depth of hockey knowledge is surpassed by very few.