This is the first hockey season in a decade and a half that Steve Kolbe has not spent doing Capitals play-by-play. The team’s longtime radio voice was, of course, replaced by Hershey’s John Walton in August, after the team decided in July to open the position up to others.
This week, Kolbe got his next play-by-play job: with the Jacksonville Suns, the AA affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Via the Florida Times-Union:
Kolbe joins the Suns as play-by-play broadcaster after spending the last 14 seasons as the broadcaster for the Washington Capitals hockey team.
“I’m excited to join the Jacksonville Suns, a great organization with a tremendous fan base, a rich history and a beautiful ballpark,’’ said Kolbe, who broadcast the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals and NHL Winter Classic in 2011.
Yes, this means that Kolbe will be in the same league featuring new Penascola manager Jim Riggleman. Circle of D.C. sports life.