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Nashville broadcaster Weber suffers heart attack, ‘resting comfortably’ in hospital

Feb 6, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

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Thursday was a rough one for the Predators.

Not long after GM David Poile was hospitalized due to taking a puck to the face in Minnesota, the club announced that longtime play-by-play man Pete Weber had suffered a heart attack. The Tennessean reports Weber was taken to hospital from Xcel Energy Center this morning.

Later, the Preds released the following statement:

Predators’ television broadcaster Pete Weber underwent a successful heart procedure this morning in a St. Paul, Minn. hospital. He is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital recovering for the next couple days before returning to Nashville. He will miss tonight’s (at Minnesota) and Saturday’s (vs. Anaheim) Predators’ games.

Willy Daunic will work with Terry Crisp on the Fox Sports Tennessee telecasts tonight and Saturday while Milwaukee Admirals’ play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Sims will join Stu Grimson on the radio call tonight on 102.5 The Game.

The Predators and Predators’ fans wish Pete a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to play-by-play duties when fully recovered.

Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune tweeted a picture of Weber resting in hospital, and Weber later took to Twitter himself:

Weber has been the voice of the Predators since the club’s inaugural season in 1998-99, and was named the Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2012.

  1. guitarhunterdude - Feb 6, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    “close to Tom Reid’s bar!”

    At least his mind is in a good place. Get well, Mr. Weber.

  2. 19to77 - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Not sure if it makes me a bad person, but I felt guiltily relieved that this wasn’t Nashville’s other Weber.

    • esracerx46 - Feb 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      It took me a second to remember about Pete. All around good guy. Get well soon!

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