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BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rick Jeanneret, hockey’s longest-tenured broadcaster, has signed a new, three-year contract with the team to remain its primary play-by-play voice. The Sabres Hall-of-Famer will call an increasingly reduced number of games during the next three seasons before stepping away from the microphone for good. Veteran broadcaster Dan Dunleavy has been added to the Sabres broadcast team and will serve as Jeanneret’s substitute before assuming the primary play-by-play duties for the 2016-17 season.
Rick Jeanneret, TV voice of the Buffalo Sabres, today was named the Foster Hewitt Award winner and Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail is the Elmer Ferguson recipient.
Both are well deserving of the awards and they have provided me with many words, both spoken and written that I will never forget.
from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,
Rick Jeanneret’s passion for his job is obvious. Just listen to him.
Even on Tuesday night, when the Buffalo Sabres broadcaster was inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame along with Dale Hawerchuk, Jeanneret concluded his remarks in the pregame ceremony by telling the crowd “No. 1, this is the only job I’ve ever wanted and No. 2 this is the only place I ever wanted to be. From my lips to your ears, thanks for listening.”
Then he hurried up to his broadcast booth to call the Sabres 6-5 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets.
Jeanneret is the longest tenured play-by-play man in the NHL. He celebrated the 40th anniversary of his first game last month and has called more than 3,500 regular-season and playoff games.
continued and watch Jeanneret’s most memorable calls below…
It was 20 years ago today that Buffalo lost a tough one, and by the narrowest of margins. The Calgary Flames came into town and beat the Sabres 5-4 at Memorial Auditorium. Rick Dudley was the Sabres head coach, and his assistant was a young and fiery up-and-comer named John Tortorella.
Sabres fans and media were questioning the toughness of Dale Hawerchuk and Pierre Turgeon and the worthiness of their $500,000 salaries. Buffalo media legend Ted Darling was in his final full season in the broadcast booth. There were captaincy issues as Mike Ramsey had just replaced Mike Foligno, who was traded to Toronto. The Sabres were an average team trodding along with 51 points near the end of January.
It so happens that there was another game that day, with a little bit more at stake, that was of interest to Buffalo fans, and for that matter people all over the world.
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from the Buffalo Sabres,
The Buffalo Sabres today announced a $99 Birthday Card offer that includes a limited edition Buffalo Sabres Birthday Card with a pre-recorded Rick Jeanneret audio greeting.
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So says Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret.
With all the off-ice news going on today, I thought maybe you would like to think hockey again and pick the top five Rick Jeanneret calls from the 2008-09 season.
If so, head to BuffaloSabres.com and make your choice, video is included…
NHL Network profiles one of the NHL’s signature voices, play-by-play man, Rick Jeanneret, of the Buffalo Sabres, tonight at 7:30pm ET.