Rick Jeanneret Heading To Hockey Hall of Fame

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

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Rick Jeanneret Heading To Hockey Hall of Fame

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) Rick Jeanneret, the legendary play-by-play voice of the Buffalo Sabres, is heading to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Jeanneret has been selected to receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award which honors excellence in hockey broadcasting. He will be officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame at a ceremony in November.


Jeanneret, the longest tenured broadcaster in hockey, was inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame last season. He has also been elected to the Class of 2012 for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, but says being honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame is a dream come true.


"I never dreamed of this when I started", Jeanneret told Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo on Friday. "All of the Halls are special, this one has been my business for over forty years, so it's very special as well. The fact that I will be going into a Hall, a second Hall, with the late Ted Darling means a lot." Darling received the Foster Hewitt Award in 1995.


Jeanneret, who started on Sabres broadcasts in 1971, says he will be back in the broadcast booth with the team for the 2012-2013 season.

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