Detroit Red Wings analyst Mickey Redmond will be honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his contributions to hockey, an honor Redmond will receive in November during the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Toronto. Redmond, who partners with Ken Daniels on Fox Sports Detroit, began his broadcasting career in 1979 after injuries shortened his on-ice career.
He told The News-Messenger in Ohio that he was surprised by the honor.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to continue the Redmond family tradition in the great game of hockey,” he said. “My dad played in the Quebec league, my brother (Dick) spent 13 years in the National Hockey League as well, and my mom probably forgot more about hockey than most people know.
“It was really good when a couple of words in that statement were ‘for contributions to the game of hockey.’ That’s where my heart lies, so it felt really good to see that.”