Longtime Sharks broadcaster going into hockey’s hall
By Curtis Pashelka
Dan Rusanowsky, the radio play-by-play voice of the San Jose Sharks since the team’s inception in 1991, has been named the newest recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
Rusanowsky, who has called 2,411 regular-season Sharks games and has been behind the microphone for all 241 of the team’s playoff games, will receive his award at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon in Toronto on Nov. 13.
Rusanowsky was told by Chuck Kaiton, president of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, earlier this week that he was receiving the award.
“It totally caught me by surprise,” Rusanowsky said. “I was really thrown for a loop on it and it was pretty amazing.”
“It’s the highest honor that a hockey broadcaster can get.”
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