Michaels joined the Oilers in the summer of 2010 after eight seasons as the radio and television voice of the ECHL’s Alaska Aces. While with the Aces, Michaels twice was honoured as the league’s Broadcaster of the Year and was selected by the ECHL to broadcast their annual All-Star Game on five separate occasions.
Michaels’ professional career began after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College in New York. After calling football, basketball, baseball and hockey games in western Pennsylvania, he moved full-time to the hockey world in 1999, joining the Colorado Gold Kings of the WCHL where he was the play-by-play voice for three seasons before moving to Anchorage, Alaska. Jack lives in Sherwood Park with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Callie and Tyler.