Rick Peckham is the current play-by-play broadcaster for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team. Previously, Peckham had served as the play-by-play announcer for the Hartford Whalers from 1984 through 1995. He has also broadcast NHL games on ESPN (1987–88) and SportsChannel America (1988–92). Through 1977–84, he called games on television and radio for the AHL’s Rochester Americans. Peckham is currently still broadcasting Lightning games with the Florida-based Sun Sports network, as well as occasionally doing play-by-play for the NHL on NBC. He is a 1977 graduate of Kent State University with a B.A. degree in telecommunications.
Career as a broadcaster
- Rochester Americans play-by-play, TV and radio, 1977–84.
- Hartford Whalers TV play-by-play, SportsChannel New England, 1984–95 (New England Emmy-award winning live sports production in 1993).
- University of Hartford basketball, 1986–87.
- ESPN NHL play-by-play, 1987–88.
- SportsChannel America NHL play-by-play, 1988–92.
- SportsChannel America college basketball play-by-play, 1991–95.
- Tampa Bay Lightning play-by-play, 1995–present.
- ESPN International NFL and NBA telecasts, 1995.
- Tampa Bay Storm play-by-play, 1997–02 and 2005.
- NHL on Versus/The NHL on NBC play-by-play, 2007–present.