Referee Don Koharski is set to join TNT’s broadcast team.

The veteran official will break down the rules and cover refereeing for the network, entering its first season with the National Hockey League.

Koharski spent 32 seasons in the NHL, wearing the stripes from 1977 to 2009.  He handled 1,882 regular-season games along with 262 playoff games, including 11 trips to the Stanley Cup Final.  After his retirement, Koho stayed with the league as an Officiating Manager, providing post-game feedback and guidance to NHL referees and linesmen.

It’s a great move for TNT, both in helping to explain rules for new fans as well as to dig into the nuances of officiating for established hockey aficionados.

We’ve long clamored on the Scouting the Refs Podcast for one of the league’s broadcast partners to bring a retired official into the booth — especially with ESPN and TNT coming on board for the 2021-22 season.

Glad to see that TNT was on board. We’re looking forward to hearing Koho’s take on the game.

No word on if they’ll have donuts on set to celebrate.