Jim Hughson Net Worth 2023, Salary, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents

Jim Hughson net worth

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Jim Hughson is a retired Canadian sportscaster. He is best known for his play-by-play of the National Hockey League. He was the lead play-by-play commentator for the NHL on Sportsnet from 2014 to 2021 and Hockey Night in Canada from 2008 to 2021. His career spanned 42 years.

Early life

NameJim Hughson
Net Worth$5 million
Age66 years
Jim Hughson net worth

Jim Hughson was born on October 9, 1956 (age 66 years) in Fort St. John, British Columbia. He is the son of Canadian parents. After graduating, Hughson worked on Canucks radio broadcasts, working on the pre-game, intermission, and post-game shows in the early 1980s. He also filled in as a play-by-play man when Jim Robson had national TV duties. In this role, he broadcast games three and four of the 1982 Stanley Cup Finals between the Canucks and New York Islanders. In 1982, he left to become the television voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs, before joining TSN in 1987.


Jim Hughson worked for TSN from 1987 to 1994, working as the lead play-by-play announcer for the network’s NHL games, paired with Gary Green and Roger Neilson (until 1989). In 1991, he called the World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatchewan, which climaxed with a dramatic game in Saskatoon between Canada and the USSR, in which John Slaney scored the winning goal late in the third period to deliver the gold medal to Canada.

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Hughson also called baseball for TSN in addition to hockey. He worked on Montreal Expos broadcasts for the network from 1987 to 1989. Then in 1990, Hughson became the regular play-by-play announcer for Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts, alongside Buck Martinez. During that time, Hughson was most famous for calling all three of the games in which the Jays’ clinched first place in the American League East during the 1990s (1991, 1992, and 1993).

During his time at TSN, he often enthusiastically proclaimed “That’s hockey!” when describing an exciting play during NHL broadcasts. TSN later adopted the phrase as the name of its popular program That’s Hockey, which started in October 1995, a talk show covering NHL happenings.

In 1998, Hughson returned to national sports broadcasting, joining CTV Sportsnet (now Rogers Sportsnet) as their main NHL play-by-play commentator alongside Craig Simpson. A year later, he left radio and began working on the Canucks regional television broadcasts on Sportsnet Pacific, alongside Ryan Walter. From 2002–03 onwards, former NHL goaltender John Garrett was his partner.

He was also the host of Snapshots, a weekly half-hour show where he interviewed various sports personalities, from 1998 to 2006. In 2005, Hughson was hired by CBC as Hockey Night in Canada’s secondary play-by-play announcer. Hughson called the late games of the network’s Saturday night doubleheaders and one series through the Conference Finals. In 2006, he was the secondary play-by-play announcer for CBC’s coverage of men’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Jim Hughson continued calling Canucks’ regional telecasts on Sportsnet Pacific. However, on March 11, 2008, he signed an exclusive six-year contract with the CBC, leaving Rogers Sportsnet at the conclusion of the 2007–08 season. The following season, he replaced Bob Cole as the lead play-by-play announcer for HNIC.

On top of calling the main Saturday night game (usually involving the Toronto Maple Leafs or the late Saturday night game involving the Vancouver Canucks), he also called the NHL All-Star Game, the Winter Classic, and the Stanley Cup Finals. He also called men’s ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. His partner on the lead broadcast team was his former Sportsnet partner Craig Simpson and, from 2009–2016, former NHL goaltender Glenn Healy.

In October 2014, Jim Hughson re-joined Sportsnet, as its parent company Rogers Communications had acquired sole national television rights to the NHL in Canada, taking effect as of the 2014–15 season. The trio (until 2016) remained as the lead broadcast team for HNIC (which remains on CBC as part of a sub-licensing deal), but may now also appear on other Sportsnet national games when needed.

He only called national Vancouver home games due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020–21 NHL season. Hughson announced his retirement on September 21, 2021, before the 2021–22 NHL season. Hughson returned to the broadcast booth for the Toronto Blue Jays when CBC picked up a package of Blue Jays games for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The broadcast on June 22, 2007, was the first baseball game he had called in 13 years.

Jim Hughson has made occasional appearances for ABC and ESPN in the United States, covering both hockey and baseball in addition to his Canadian sportscasting work. Hughson is known as the play-by-play voice of the EA Sports NHL series of video games from 97 to 09. He also provided the play-by-play in EA’s Triple Play series for PlayStation and PC from 1997 to 2001, along with his former Blue Jays broadcast partner Buck Martinez.

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Hughson has also had small roles in two sports-related family comedies: MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000) and Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002). He played the announcer in both films. Hughson has won five Gemini Awards, the most recent in 2004, where he was named the best sports play-by-play or analyst. In 2019, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced that Hughson was named as the winner of the annual Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, honoring outstanding contributions by a hockey broadcaster.


Jim Hughson is currently married to Denise Hughson, they had their wedding in Canada. His wife is a private person and has distanced herself from attention and rarely interacts with the media. Jim has a daughter named Jennifer and a son Matthew with his wife Denise. Hughson is an avid runner with routes in all 32 NHL cities. As of March 2023, Jim Hughson and his wife Denise Hughson are still married and live in South Surrey, British Columbia.

Jim Hughson net worth

How much is Jim Hughson worth? Jim Hughson net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main income source is his primary work as a former sportscaster. Jim Hughson’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential sportscasters in Canada. Jim Hughson stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.