Voice of the Sabres, Rick Jeanneret to be Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 8:10 PM EDT

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November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 8:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - It's a pretty special weekend for Rick Jeanneret, the longest tenured play-by-play man in the National Hockey League, set to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.

Jeanneret will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Those contributions include over 40-years as Sabres play-by-play man.

He has been behind the mic on radio or television since 1971. This is just the latest honor for the man affectionately called "RJ".

A year ago he was inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame.

Last month he was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, and in May he was given an honorary doctorate at Canisius College.

His 92-year-old mother Kay, who Rick says is quote "pumped" for the occasion.

The induction ceremony for Jeanneret will take place Monday, at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The players entering the hall this year, Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, and Mats Sundin.

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