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Everett Fitzhugh's Road To The NHL

08/10/2020 at 1:54pm EDT

from Mark Falkner of the Detroit News,

Detroit native Everett Fitzhugh can't wait for the expansion Seattle Kraken to play the Detroit Red Wings for the first time at Little Caesars Arena in the 2021-22 season.

Fitzhugh, who was named the first Black NHL team broadcaster by the Kraken last week, said "that game isn't even on the schedule yet and I've already got about 20 ticket requests."

A hockey trailblazer at the age of 31, Fitzhugh said the game in Detroit will be a tribute to his family, especially his mother, who adopted him on her own and raised him to believe in his dreams.

"I definitely will be shedding some tears before my first NHL game in Detroit, back home," Fitzhugh said.

Fitzhugh grew up as an only child on the northwest side of the city at Eight Mile and Meyers and attended Tappan Middle School and Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor before starting his hockey broadcasting career an hour away at Bowling Green University in Ohio.

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