Alex Faust LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Los Angeles Kings TV Play-by-Play Announcer Alex Faust poses for a portrait before a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks at STAPLES Center on September 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings will not renew the contract of play-by-play commentator Alex Faust. On Monday, the team announced that the two sides officially parted ways as the team focuses on a single group of announcers that no longer includes Faust.

Hockey Royalty writer Russell Morgan tweeted on Monday, “BREAKING: The LA Kings will not be renewing the contract of play-by-play announcer Alex Faust for the upcoming season as the organization moves to a singular broadcast team with Nick Nickson, Jim Fox, and Darryl Evans.”

The Kings thanked Faust in a press release that Morgan also provided. They said, “The LA Kings sincerely thank Alex Faust for representing the organization and our community with dignity and class over the last six years.” LA called Faust “an extremely talented and passionate broadcaster with a bright future” and wished him “the utmost success in the years ahead.”

Before joining the Kings’ announce team, Faust voiced Big East college basketball games for Fox Sports 1. He left the network to join LA’s broadcast team in June 2017. At the time, he replaced fan-favorite and longtime voice Bob Miller.

Faust released a statement on Twitter:

The network’s decision to shrink to one announce team is interesting, while the regional sports network dynamic shifts dramatically in the United States. Alex Faust is a talented broadcaster with the LA Kings now on his resume, so one shouldn’t expect him to go unclaimed for too long.

[Russell Morgan]

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