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The Story Of Frank Brown

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Frank Brown's byline is on top of some of the most important stories in hockey history.

He covered the Montreal Canadiens dynasty in the late 1970s, the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and the 1980 New York Islanders' Stanley Cup championship for The Associated Press. He covered the remainder of the 1980s Islanders dynasty, the New York Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup championship and the New Jersey Devils' 1995 championship for the New York Daily News.

Brown, who left the newspaper business in 1998 to become an NHL communications executive, will see his name immortalized on a glass plaque in the Hockey Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

"The point is you stare at a glass plaque, 12 inches by 12 inches, and there's about eight or nine lines of copy, and it's the same size for every person," Brown said. "One of the multitude of things I love about hockey is no matter how much you played, no matter how many goals you scored in the playoffs, if your team wins the Stanley Cup your letters are the same size as Jean Beliveau's, as Gordie Howe's, as Bobby Orr's, as any of the legends, the monoliths of our sport. To imagine that my plaque is the same size as Red Fisher's and Frank Orr's and Elmer Ferguson's, I get goose bumps. This is your number going in the rafters. This is your eternal byline."

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