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Born May 1, 1947 (1947-05-01) (age 62),
Waterloo, Ontario, CAN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Pro clubs Buffalo Sabres
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Boston Bruins
Career 1968 – 1978

James "Jim" Lorentz, Jr. (Born May 1, 1947, in Waterloo, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 1970. He was the color analyst for the Sabres on the MSG Network and the Sabres Radio Network. He worked alongside play-by-play commentator Rick Jeanneret.

On September 25, 2007, he announced his retirement from his position as color commentator for the Sabres after 26 years as a broadcaster with the team. The official statement was as follows: “My long association with the Buffalo Sabres was nothing but positive and I was fortunate to retire from the game as a player but be able to stay involved as a broadcaster,” said Jim Lorentz. “I was blessed to work with two of the best play-by-play men of all-time in Ted Darling and Rick Jeanneret. This was a tough decision to make, but after 43 years of travel as a player and broadcaster, I based my decision on the unwillingness to tackle another long season and grueling travel schedule.”[1]

He earned the nickname "Batman" when he swatted a bat out of mid-air with his stick during a playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers in 1975 at the Memorial Auditorium.

Lorentz also served as a play-by-play announcer for the Sabres. He filled in for Ted Darling from October 16, 1991 to November 20, 1991 when Darling was on medical leave. He also filled in for Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret twice.

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