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Steve Mears in as the Penguins new play-by-play announcer

Root Sports and the Pittsburgh Penguins are making a shakeup with their announcing crew for the foreseeable future.

The team announced today Steve Mears has been hired by Root Sports as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mears have agreed to a multi-year contract and will join Bob Errey in the booth.

Errey has also agreed to a new multi-year extension.

A Murrysville native, Mears spent the last four years with the NHLNetwork/NHL Live shows. Previously, he was the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Islanders from 2006-2009 and worked for the Penguins radio network from 2009-13.

What happens now with Paul Steigerwald?

He’s going to be taken care of.

Per the team, Steigerwald will transition to the Penguins front office in a new role with the communications and marketing departments. The club states Steigerwald “will work with the Penguins’ in-house media operation, making regular appearances on PensTV and pre- and post-game radio shows and representing the team at various community and charitable functions.”

Steigerwald was the marketing director for the Penguins in the 1980’s.

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