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Everett Fitzhugh Named Broadcaster For The Seattle Kraken

from William Douglas of NHL.com,

The Seattle Kraken named Everett Fitzhugh as their team broadcaster Friday, positioning him to become the NHL's first Black full-time team play-by-play announcer when the League's 32nd team begins play in the 2021-22 season.

"As someone who's worked in hockey for over a decade and who has a long-held passion for broadcast hockey, to be named team broadcaster for a brand-new NHL franchise -- particularly one with an organization as strong as the Kraken -- is a dream come true," said Fitzhugh, a 31-year-old Detroit native. "Getting to the NHL has always been my goal. I look forward to serving as the voice for this incredible team and its fans as well as representing the Kraken organization throughout the greater Seattle community."

The Kraken is striving to become a leader in sports when it comes to diversity and inclusion in hiring at all levels. CEO Tod Leiweke said Fitzhugh "has established himself as a unique and leading voice for hockey and was high on the list of many folks we consulted with.

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Neat to hear a Detroit guy get a shot out there - best of luck and do us proud!

Posted by lefty.30 on 08/07/20 at 04:04 PM ET

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Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed that his longtime broadcast partner, Hugh Fitzeverett, can find a similar position.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 08/07/20 at 07:07 PM ET

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