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Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award Recipient Jay Greenberg Passed Away Yesterday

from a press release in June, 2013 by the NHL Broadcasters' Association and the PHWA announcing Jay Greenberg is the recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

Jay Greenberg's first NHL writing experience was at the Kansas City Star, covering the city's NHL team during its inaugural season. The Johnstown, Pennsylvania native then covered the Philadelphia Flyers for 14 years. His renowned copy skills and in-depth analysis of the team produced an avid readership, and led to several non-fiction books focused on the Flyers.  Full Spectrum, one of the most complete histories of a team ever done, was published in 1996.  Gordie Howe’s Son: A Hall of Fame Life in the Shadow of Mr. Hockey (co-authored with Honoured Member, Mark Howe) will be published in October, 2013.  Greenberg's 40-year writing career has also included a high profile post at Sports Illustrated, a featured column in The Hockey News, and general sports columnist roles at both the Toronto Sun and New York Post.

"During the prime of Jay's career, he was probably the best NHL beat writer in America," said Allen. "He was both a gifted writer and a thorough reporter. It was a treat to read his NHL coverage."

He was 71 when he passed yesterday.

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