Plagens spent four seasons in Cleveland as the radio and television play-by-play broadcaster for the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters and AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators.
Prior to his stint in Cleveland, Plagens worked in Boise, ID as the radio and television play-by-play voice of the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads. He was recognized as the ECHL’s “Broadcaster of the Year” for the 2009-2010 season and was selected as part of the national television broadcast of the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game.
Plagens’ broadcasting experience also includes time as a television sports anchor and reporter at WKBN (CBS), WYFX (FOX), and WYTV (ABC) in Youngstown, Ohio.
Plagens holds a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Lake Forest (IL) College.