On Monday, September 23rd, the Toronto Sports Media Blog reported that Ian Mendes was leaving Rogers Sportsnet to remain in Ottawa full-time to become a Team 1200 (owned by Bell Media) radio host.
I can confirm that this move is indeeed happening and that an official announcement could be made during tonight's Connected Countdown at 6pm.
Obviously this has some ramifications on Sportsnet's Senators broadcasts, but as of yet, I have not heard who will replace Ian. He will be sorely missed however.
Congratulations and best of luck to Ian on his new endeavour. For such a down to earth and great guy, I can only wish you the best in your new endeavour.