Tripp Tracy

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Tripp Tracy
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Tripp Tracy in February 2012
Born (1973-12-20) December 20, 1973 (age 48)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for AHL
Springfield Falcons
Beast of New Haven
ECHL
Richmond Renegades
NHL Draft 218th overall, 1993
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 19961998

Emmet E. "Tripp" Tracy III (born December 20, 1973) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender and the current television and radio color commentator for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Playing career

Tracy was a goalie for Harvard University for four years. In his first two seasons, he shared goaltending minutes with classmate Aaron Israel; he became the lone starter in 1994, his junior year, when Israel left to join the Philadelphia Flyers' farm system. [1]

Tracy was drafted in the 9th round (218th overall) by the Flyers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. After he graduated from Harvard in 1996, he signed a free agent contract with the Hartford Whalers; he played two seasons in the franchise’s farm system, in the ECHL and AHL. [2]

Broadcast career

After retiring from playing hockey in 1998, Tracy worked briefly for CNN before rejoining the Hurricanes organization as an announcer for the 1998-1999 season. [2] He has been with the Hurricanes broadcast team ever since.

On April 26 2022 Tripp made several strange posts on Twitter referencing a personal struggle with alcohol while misspelling several words in the tweets. Tripp was also replaced in the booth by Shane Willis and missed the game against the NY Rangers.

On April 27, 2022 Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell said Tripp Tracy, the Carolina Hurricanes television analyst, will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs to address a personal matter. "Tripp is going to take some time away from the team and the broadcast to address a personal matter. We are in full support of his efforts to get healthy and ask that everyone please respect his privacy in this matter.”

Hurricanes Director of Youth Hockey and Community Outreach Shane Willis will step into Tripp’s role alongside play-by-play announcer Mike Maniscalco.

Awards and honors

AwardYear
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1992–93

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References

  1. Kilfara, Darren (5 November 1994). "Junior Goalie Tripp Tracy: It's His Time to Shine". Harvard University. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Television Broadcasters John Forslund and Tripp Tracy". NHL.com. 30 June 2004. Retrieved 27 August 2020.