The day the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

The day the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

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, for over a decade, Lansky wrote 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.

In May 2020, Lansky and Carolina Hurricanes’ broadcast director Paul Hemming (@FromIceLevel) launched a podcast called ‘Inside the Truck’. It’s a pull-back-the-curtain look at how live sports television production works inside the television production mobile.

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