Television Color Analyst
The original television analyst for the Anaheim Ducks, Brian Hayward is in his 17th season with the club and has earned a reputation as one of hockey's most articulate and informative analysts.
In addition to his work in Anaheim, Hayward is also an analyst for the "NHL on NBC" broadcast team that covers regionalized regular season match-ups, as well as Stanley Cup Playoff and Finals action. His work with NBC brought him to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, where he provided color commentary for several men's hockey contests.
Hayward has also called games for ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBC. He served as color commentator for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey on ESPN's telecasts of the event. In 1998, he was a roving reporter during the Stanley Cup Finals for ESPN, where he had the distinction of interviewing President Bill Clinton during a game in Washington.
After earning All-America honors as a goaltender at Cornell in 1982, Hayward went on to play in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars and San Jose Sharks. In 1984-85, Hayward established a franchise record by winning 33 games with the Jets.
In Montreal, he teamed with Patrick Roy to win the William M. Jennings Trophy three consecutive years ('87-89) as the team allowing the fewest goals over the course of the regular season. Hayward also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1986 with Montreal and 1991 with Minnesota.
A member of the inaugural San Jose Sharks in 1991-92, Hayward gained experience as an analyst on select Sharks games while sidelined with injuries. When a back injury forced a premature end to his playing career, he became a full-time broadcaster with the Ducks.
A native of Toronto, Hayward holds a degree in business management from Cornell. He resides in Anaheim Hills with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Courtney.