Leading the next generation of hockey voices, John Bartlett joined the NHL on Sportsnet broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer in 2014. Currently, John Bartlett works as the voice of regional Toronto Maple Leafs games on Sportsnet. In addition to his regional work, Bartlett regularly contributes to national broadcasts, including Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada.
Before joining the Maple Leafs on Sportsnet broadcast team, Bartlett previously worked as the television and radio voice of Montreal Canadiens.
Hailing from Newmarket, Ontario, Bartlett began his broadcast career as the public address voice for the 87s – then the local Junior “A” squad – and on RogersTV’s minor and junior hockey broadcasts. Making his professional debut as the play-by-play announcer of the OHL’s Barrie Colts in 2001 , Bartlett went on to join the Toronto Marlies, the AHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs, in 2005. In 2007, Bartlett received the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding coverage in the AHL.
Following six seasons with the Marlies, Bartlett was called up to the NHL in 2011 to work as the radio play-by-play voice of the Montreal Canadiens. In 2014, Bartlett transitioned back to television to call regional Canadiens broadcasts on Sportsnet and TSN for four seasons. Bartlett became the new voice of Toronto Maple Leafs on Sportsnet in 2018.