Rick Jeanneret, Hall of Fame Sabres broadcaster, dies at 81

Rick Jeanneret, the legendary hockey broadcaster who called Buffalo Sabres games for over 50 years, died Thursday, the team announced. He was 81.

A statement released by the Jeanneret family via the Sabres said the Hall of Fame play-by-play man died “after a two year battle with multi-organ failures.”

Jeanneret joined the Sabres in 1971 — just their second season in the NHL — and called games on radio and (starting in 1995) TV until 2022.

“Rick was indeed a very special and very loved man, to and by all, who knew him and listened to him, his magic, and his command,” Sabres owner Terry Pegula said in a statement released by the team. “How glad I am to have known him. How lucky were we all to have been around him and to have listened to him. 

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