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John Kelly (born july 25th 1960 in Ottawa, Ont.) is a hockey play-by-play broadcast announcer. He is the son of the late Dan Kelly. John joined his father in the broadcast booth, for a game in November 1988, as Dan announced his final away game in which the Blues defeated the Flyers for the first time in Philadelphia since January 6, 1972. John joined the Blues' broadcast team for the 1989-90 season and remained on the job until 1992, when he joined the then-fledging Tampa Bay Lightning.

Three years after that, he then joined the Colorado Avalanche, who were moving from Quebec, where they had spent 23 seasons as the Nordiques. He documented two Stanley Cup Championships in Denver, in 1995–96 and again in 2000–01. he announced such greats as; joe sakic, patrick roy,ray bourque, and chris drury. He became well known in Denver for his "Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!" proclamation after a big score by the Avs. He left the Avalanche after the 2003–04 season to rejoin the Blues on their telecasts. After the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he finally got the chance for the second time in 2005–06.

His younger brother, Dan was the Blues' radio announcer from 1997 to 2000, before spending the next four seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In addition to the Blues, John also worked the 2006 NHL Playoffs on OLN (now Versus). During the mid 1990s, he worked on some regional telecasts for the NHL on Fox. Kelly subbed for Michael Haynes on Altitude Sports and Entertainment during the 2008 playoffs due to Haynes health problems.

Kelly, whose minor league hockey assignments included the St. Catharines Saints and three years with the Adirondack Red Wings obtained his realtor license during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. He also subbed for Marv Albert on Rangers broadcasts during the late 1980s.



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