NHL News: NHL Statement on the Passing of Rick Jeanneret

By Melville Van Buren

Rick Jeanneret (courtesy NHL Communications)

NEW YORK (Aug. 18, 2023) – The National Hockey League today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Rick Jeanneret:


“Rick Jeanneret’s unmistakable voice was the signature sound of Buffalo Sabres hockey for half a century. He brought the essence of our game into the homes of Western New Yorkers with passion and excitement and a remarkable flair for capturing the moment. The National Hockey League is saddened by his passing and sends its condolences to his wife, Sandra, the entire Jeanneret family, and the countless Sabres fans whose love of the game was enhanced by listening to this legendary broadcaster.”



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