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Buffalo Sabres Announcer of 51 Years Gets Help onto Ice from players for Emotional Ceremony (VIDEO)

Published April 2, 2022 at 0:01
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The beautiful voice of Rick Jeanneret will never be forgotten, from watching a Sabres game or if your team is playing the Buffalo Sabres- his voice is unforgettable. Rick has stayed committed and loyal to doing play-by-play and being apart of the organization for 51 total years.

Jeanneret was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2014, and he said he did not intend to stop calling Sabres games the next season.

"I consider this to be a bump in the road and am fully intending to come back and fulfill my obligations to the Sabres," he said. "I know there is going to be a lot of concern. All I can do is ask everybody to please allow me and my family to keep this as private as possible. We will provide updates through the team." Says Jeanneret.

Rick announced during a live television hockey fights cancer themed game also in 2014, that he was cancer free. At the time, Rick was 72 years of age- and only missed a small portion of the season.


WATCH:


Dedicated to RJ
https://twitter.com/buffalosabres/status/1510085828810268675?s=21&t=t5bDrEaqzON7D3sJEigTsg

The ceremony
https://youtu.be/nBfVSGbQG4w
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