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Sabres play-by-play man earns Foster Hewitt Award

Jun 9, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret has been the voice of the team since the 1971-72 season and now he’s being honored by the Hockey Hall Of Fame.

Jeanneret has been awarded the 2012 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award given to the very best of hockey’s broadcasters. Jeanneret’s history with the Sabres is one that’s ripe with highlights and legendary calls. Here’s a sampling of some of his best over the years thanks to Hockey WebCaster on YouTube. Go ahead and try not to get excited when Brad May scores against the Bruins.

  1. tarotsujimoto74 - Jun 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    I’m sure he’s a guy that non-sabre fans hate, but it will be a sad day when he retires and it is coming way too soon. RJ is the freakin man

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      Only people who seen to hate him are Philly fans, but who really cares what they like or dislike? Im a Wings fan and Rick J is pure gold.

    • brian32556 - Jun 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

      As a Ranger fan living in Rome, NY it sickens me everytime I hear Degenerates nasally whine on MSG blacking out the Rangers. Sabres, Bills – Buffalo SUCKS!

  2. buffalomafia - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Salute’ to RJ!

  3. broadstbully33 - Jun 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM


  4. egodz51 - Jun 9, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    One of the greatest, ever. It will be a sad, sad day when he retires the mic. Someone else calling Buffalo games just isn’t the same.

  5. aklolzer - Jun 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    He is in the top 3 for worst announcers right beside Boston and Pittsburgh. He should call soccer games where annoying goal calls are accepted.

  6. chiadam - Jun 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    This award should go to the movie-quote guy that does Panther games.

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