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by George Malik on 06/02/11 at 01:47 PM ET
Very cool Red Wings news from the Hockey News’s Adam Proteau:
Terry Jones and Mickey Redmond announced as this year’s media inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Congrats to both.
Update: Per Fox Sports Detroit:
Bill Hay, chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced Thursday that Detroit Red Wings television analyst Mickey Redmond will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
Redmond will receive the award at a luncheon presentation on Nov. 14 as part of this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Toronto.
Redmond started entertaining Red Wings viewers in 1979 and has served as analyst on FOX Sports Detroit’s telecasts since the network’s inception in 1997. His 32-year hockey broadcasting career includes five seasons (1980-85) with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, working with broadcast legends and fellow Foster Hewitt award winners Bob Cole, Dick Irvin and the late Danny Gallivan.
Known for his keen analytical eye for the game and colorful phrases, or “Mickeyisms,” Redmond’s broadcast resume also includes having worked national telecasts for FOX Sports, ABC, ESPN and USA Network.
The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award is named in honor of the late “Voice of Hockey” in Canada. It was first presented in 1984 by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association in recognition of members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and to the game of hockey.
“Mickey has had a distinguished broadcast career on both the national and local level and is extremely worthy of receiving the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award,” said Chuck Kaiton, president, NHL Broadcasters’ Association. “He’s the toast of Hockeytown!”
Redmond’s nine-year career as an NHL player with Montreal and Detroit included back-to-back 50-goal seasons with the Red Wings in 1972-73 and 1973-74. He was twice voted an NHL All-Star and was a member of Team Canada in 1972 for the original Summit Series vs. the then-Soviet Union.
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