Jason Ruff

Director of Communications/Broadcasting

Jason Ruff is a broadcast and sports journalism professional who has been part of the hockey and sports talk radio landscape since 2013.


The Chicago-area native is an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk show host. He covered Michigan State hockey for five seasons for as a writer, producer and show host for Impact Sports 88.9 FM “Behind the Mask” and as a play-by-play broadcaster and commentator for the Big Ten Network – Student U. While in college, Ruff also worked as a broadcast intern with the United States Hockey League’s Muskegon Lumberjacks.


Before coming to Peoria, Ruff spent three seasons as the voice of the Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League. Jason will be responsible for all communications within the Peoria Rivermen organization to include; Game Broadcasting, Public Relations and all social media content.   


When he is not in the booth or at the rink, Jason enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking.