Jim was the secondary play-by-play announcer for CBC's coverage of the men's hockey competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
Jim had a small part in the 2000 movie Most Valuable Primate. He playing Don, the announcer for the Harvest Cup game.
Jim hosted a program called Snapshots on Canada's Sportsnet. The show was in a 30 minute format and featured interviews with famous hockey personalities. The show's title was derived from the fact that numerous snapshots of each interviewee were shown throughout the telecast.
Jim partnered with former catcher Buck Martinez from 1990 to 1994 on Toronto Blue Jays telecasts for Canada's The Sports Network (TSN).
Jim's first media job was in 1974 at CKNL Radio in his hometown of Fort St. John, British Columbia. He worked on air as a disc jockey, news reader and sports reporter.
Jim has won five Gemini Awards, his most recent being in 2004 when he was named Canada's best sports play-by-play announcer.
The Gemini Awards are the equivalent of the U.S.A.'s Emmy Awards.
(upon signing Jim to a six-year contract in March 2008)
Scott Moore, executive director of CBC Sports: Jim Hughson is a talent like no other and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with him. With Jim and Bob Cole, CBC Sports now employs the top two play-by-play announcers in this country for our hockey broadcasts. Having Jim in our lineup exclusively for the next six seasons, on both our hockey and our baseball telecasts, is great news for our viewers and great news for CBC Sports.
In March 2008, Jim signed a six-year contract with the Canadian broadcasting Corporation (CBC) which runs through the end of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season.
During the contract, Jim will broadcast games Hockey Night in Canada and Toronto Blue Jays baseball games.
Jim lives in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada with his wife, Denise and their two children, Matt and Jennifer.
Jim's voice has been used as a Play-By-Play Announcer in the video games NHL 2000, NHL 2001, NHL 2002, NHL 2003, NHL 2004, NHL 2005 and NHL 2006.
Jim: It's no surprise that hockey is also a hobby of mine. My personal goal is to play Old-timers hockey on the same team as my son.
Jim: I still have vivid memories of all my 'firsts' - in hockey broadcasting that is. In October 1979, I cut my broadcasting teeth by covering the Canucks at the Montreal Forum for Vancouver's CKNW Radio. I took my first steps into the field of television on October 6, 1982, when I covered Toronto's 3-3 tie against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
(when he was announced as the newest member of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team in July 2005)
Jim: I've watched Hockey Night in Canada forever and I understand what the institution is and what the history is. It's a wonderful opportunity to work on the biggest hockey television show in the world.
(upon signing a six-year contract with CBC Sports in March 2008)
Jim: In the play-by-play world, Saturday night on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada is the best place to be, surrounded by the top professionals in the business. And baseball, at a time when the Jays look resurgent, is a great change of pace I'm happy to be a part of.