John Ahlers is in his eighth year as the Ducks play-by-play voice on FSN PrimeTicket and KDOC.
Additionally, Ahlers has implemented a series of community initiatives aimed at emphasizing the value of teamwork in day-to-day life. He makes numerous presentations each year to elementary-aged students using the sport of hockey as a model to demonstrate the need for cooperation in any successful endeavor. Ahlers can also be seen and heard at many of the Ducks community relations' events, where he works as host and emcee.
Prior to joining the Ducks, Ahlers was with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.
While in Tampa Bay, Ahlers served as radio play-by-play voice from 1999-2002. An 18-year broadcast veteran with over 1,300 games behind the microphone, he also worked as host of the Lightning's television pre-game show and Lightning Weekly, a magazine format program aired on Florida's Sunshine Television Network.
Prior to his stint with Tampa Bay, Ahlers spent five seasons as the television and radio voice of the International Hockey League's (IHL) Detroit Vipers. During that time, he also worked as broadcaster of the IHL Game of Week and Turner Cup Finals for Fox Sports Net. While with the Vipers he received numerous awards, including the IHL Broadcaster of the Year in 1995 and Emmys for Best Sports Broadcasts in 1995, 1998 and most recently in 2003 for Best Live Sports Broadcast during Game 4 against Detroit in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
A graduate of Michigan State University, he's also been the voice of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (IHL) and the Louisville IceHawks (East Coast Hockey League) as well as Michigan State and Colorado College hockey.