Hockey announcer Rosen, historian Verdi earn media honors

TORONTO (AP) Voice of the New York Rangers Sam Rosen will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for hockey broadcasting and Chicago Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi will get the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

They will be honored during the Hockey Hall of Fame's induction weekend in November.

Rosen has been the television play-by-play broadcaster for the Rangers since 1984 and is best known for his call of New York's Stanley Cup victory in 1994: ''This one will last a lifetime.''

Verdi spent three decades at the Chicago Tribune writing about the Blackhawks before being hired by the team in 2010.

The Foster Hewitt is determined by the NHL Broadcasters' Association and the Elmer Ferguson by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

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