Bill Clement (born December 20, 1950) is a color commentator for ESPN, SportsChannel America, and ABC.
Color Commentator Career Edit
Bill Clement worked for many years as a lead color commentator at ESPN for ESPN National Hockey Night coverage. From 1988–89 until 1991–92 he worked for SportsChannel America, providing color commentary on the network's national telecasts as well as regional Philadelphia Flyers games alongside Mike Emrick.
Clement worked alongside Jim Lampley as a studio analyst for NBC during their coverage of both the men's and women's ice hockey tournaments at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He worked as the play-by-play announcer for table tennis, pentathlon events, and badminton tournaments for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics for NBC. Clement won province championships playing badminton in high school. He also worked as an analyst in ESPN's Great Outdoor Games for several years.
Clement was replaced by Gary Green for provided color commentary for the EA Sports' NHL series for NHL 2000 and NHL 2001, with Jim Hughson; and for all next-generation versions from NHL 07 through NHL 14, with Gary Thorne and reporter Brian Engblom and Darren Pang.
Clement is also host of a Flyers-based radio talk show on WBCB 1490 AM in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The show includes current and former players and coaches, as well as players from the ECHL's Trenton Devils. He also continues to provide color commentary, as well as post-game show analysis, working several local Flyers broadcasts for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and The Comcast Network since the 2007–08 season.
From 1987–2004, Clement broadcast all games of every Stanley Cup Finals series (with ESPN from 1986–1988, SportsChannel America from 1989–1992, ESPN again from 1993–2004, and ABC from 2000–2004). After a lockout canceled the 2005 Finals, he worked the 2006 and 2007 Finals as the studio host for OLN and NBC. He continued his streak in 2008 as a colour commentator for NHL Radio on Westwood One.
Personal life Edit
After retirement from hockey, he married and had two children, and resides in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania. His daughter Savannah graduated from The Hun School of Princeton in 2007, while his son Chase graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School in 2008 and now goes to Delaware Valley College where he plays soccer as their goalkeeper and was First Team All Freedom Conference Player in 2012. Clement became a U.S. citizen on November 4, 2010.