San Jose: Who Is Eric Lindquist Hockey?
Eric Lindquist is the longtime voice of the Worcester Sharks and Worcester Railers HC, who passed away at the age of 43. Growing up in North Andover, he went to Boston's Northeastern University and received his diploma in 2001.
He worked as a radio announcer for collegiate games and interned with the Boston Bruins.
After college, he worked for a sports agency in Hollywood.
The Railers are heartbroken by the sudden passing of Eric Lindquist. His legacy will be carried on through the memory of his larger-than-life personality that left smiles on the faces of everyone he knew. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/sGdNcjiWN4— Worcester Railers HC (@RailersHC) May 24, 2022
Lindquist was able to participate in one of his favorite pleasures, game shows, while in California. On 11 of them, he appeared, including "The Price Is Right."
He was victorious in the Showcase Showdown. He earned $60,000 on the "Wheel of Fortune" during the teen week while he was a teenager.
Lindquist came home to broadcast Lowell Lock Monsters games before returning to California to announce the ECHL's Long Beach Ice Dogs on the radio.
He moved to Worcester to work as the voice of the Worcester Sharks when the team dissolved after one season.
For numerous seasons, he broadcasted games on radio and television while also handling the team's public relations.
Before returning to Worcester in 2016 to work with the newly created Worcester Railers, he spent two years in a similar job with the San Jose Barracuda hockey team.
He was in charge of the team's marketing until late 2020. On Feb. 27, 2018, he called his 1,000th professional hockey game as a play-by-play announcer. He departed the organization in 2021.
But continued to serve in various positions for club owner Cliff Rucker. Lindquist most recently worked as Rucker's Off The Rails restaurant's director of communications.