Roger Lajoie started his career as sports broadcaster. writer and marketer on February 1, 1980 as a sports writer at the Etobicoke Gazette newspaper. In the 41 years since then he has covered 259 major sporting events as either a writer or broadcaster, including 17 World Series, 14 Stanley Cup Finals, 13 Super Bowls, 12 Final Fours, 11 NBA Finals, 19 Memorial Cups and many other major sporting events, including the Rogers Cup (22) NHL Draft (16), Toronto Indy (14) and numerous other championship events from a wide variety of sports.
His career has included working for Sportsnet, United Press International, Thomson Reuters, Toronto Sun, TSN, Toronto Star, Oshawa This Week, Oshawa Times, Durham Post, the Miami Herald and several other sports media groups. In his career in sports administration he's worked for the Canadian Hockey League, the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, the Oshawa Generals, the Toronto Marlboros, the Toronto RoadRunners, the Belleville Senators and the Ottawa Senators.
He is the author of four books - "The Goal Of My Life" with hockey great Paul Henderson, "The Road to Hockeytown" with hockey manager Jimmy Devellano, "Greatest. Day. Ever" and the recently released "The Power of Teammates." He is presently working on two more.
Roger has broadcast 1,250 junior and pro hockey games for several different teams and media, has hosted more than 3,700 shows on Sportsnet 590 The Fan and has been an Official Scorer since 1979, including being employed by Major League Baseball the last 10 years as one of the scorers for the Toronto Blue Jays. Including his 35 years with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty Baseball League, he has scored more than 925 games.
He was the Vice President of the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League, the top farm club of the Ottawa Senators, from November 1, 2016 to April 30, 2019. In 30 months there he helped establish the franchise in the community where it has become a great success.
From 2008-2018 he was a teacher at the College of Sports Media in Toronto, the only private sports broadcasting school in Canada, and since 2015 has been teaching at Ryerson University in the Sport Media program. He also works as a Consultant and Life Coach for several organizations and individuals with TEAMMATES.
In his long career Roger has been an Author, Teacher, Reporter, Editor, Broadcaster, Announcer, Hockey executive and Official Scorer. Since 1989 he has operated Triumph Sports Communications and lives his motto "My vocation is my vacation!"
Saturday, October 2 - 9 am - noon, hosting Sportsnet Today
Sunday, October 17 - 1-4 pm, hosting Sportsnet Today
As of Oct. 18, 2021 Roger has hosted 3,748 shows on Sportsnet 590 The Fan
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