Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/14/11
As part of the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto on Monday, FOX Sports Detroit Red Wings analyst Mickey Redmond received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. The following is what our FOXSportsDetroit.com readers had to say to Mickey for winning the award and what he means to them: Jim M., Anchorage, Alaska: "Mr. Redmond, you are truly a class-act. Your commentary in the broadcast booth is always informative as well as entertaining. Your love for the sport shines through your microphone and is extremely infectious, congratulations on a well-deserved reward" Marie M., Gadsden, Alabama: "Congratulations Mickey - we love your commentary for the Red Wings games. You call it as you see it. Keep up the good work." Ron S., Long Beach, California: "Congratulations Mickey. Born and raised in Detroit, I remember your time as a Red Wing well. I thought you were a terrific player and a true Red Wing and was very sorry when your playing days were over. You deserve to be very proud of receiving the award named for Foster Hewitt. He was the original voice of Hockey for all Canadians and, of course, those of us in the states fortunate enough to get Hockey Night In Canada. Thanks for the memories." Chuck A., San Diego, California: "Mickey, congrats. Never got to see you play, but you are part of the BEST broadcast team in hockey. I listen to ALL Wings games, keep up the great work." John S., Jacksonville, Florida: "Congrats on the Foster Hewett Award. I'm old enough to remember you playing for the Red Wings in the early 1970s, and, when I can, enjoy you on Red Wings TV. Have a great time on award night, and Go Red Wings!" Jack M., The Villages, Florida: "Have been a Blackhawk fan since 1936. But must say, you are one of the few announcers on out of market games that is honest and fair in your reporting. Keep up the good work and congratulations." Cathy C., Macon, Georgia: "Congratulations Mickey on your accomplishments on the ice and in the booth. I remember watching you in your 50 goal seasons. I moved from Michigan to Georgia but I still watch my Wings on Dish Network. Again, congratulations and keep up the good work. I love your broadcasts. Your broadcasts make other broadcasters sound boring in my book. Just love a game called by you. Have a great day and enjoy it." Michael S., Honolulu, Hawaii: First and foremost, congratulations Mickey! Well deserved recognition for your great contributions in broadcasting. I have enjoyed listening to you for years now. I think your insightful, intelligent and fair analysis are only few of the reasons why I love listening to yourself and Mr.Daniels! It's obvious how much you enjoy the game of hockey and your job, that comes across clearly on the broadcasts! I'm in Hawaii now, but that doesn't matter! I catch every game on Center Ice!! Technology is a beautiful thing! Anyway,again congratulations on your HOF induction and it's our treat every time we get to watch you call the game. Thanks Mickey! RedWingsHockyMAN, Logansport, Indiana: Mr. Redmond - I love the NHL and I will tell you sir, I am honored to have you as an announcer. You and Ken do a bang-up job calling the games. A message to the other announcers 'Now, you kids out there, pay attention, you could learn something from the pros.' Thank you for all you do for Detroit and the NHL!" Victoria R., Battle Creek, Michigan: "You are AWESOME Mickey!!! Congratulations!! Well deserved!! Watching Wings games without you commentating is very difficult!! Thanks for staying a Wing!!!" Jeffrey N., Birmingham, Michigan: "Congratulations Mickey! Well deserved. My wife, Deanna, and I salute you for your achievement. Your 'tuxedo' friend, Jeff N." Christine G., Bridgeport, Michigan: "You deserve the award. Your stories and 'Mickey-isms' make the game much more enjoyable. I love to hear about the players when they are on the ice and you tell us. I love to hear what the players are thinking & feeling on ice, and you tell us. I refuse to miss a Fox Sports Detroit game. If I am not going to home to watch, I tape it. I don't mind too much if I miss a Versus game. They just can't commentate like the team you belong to. God Bless You and please keep up the good work." Leland M., Clinton Township, Michigan: "Congrats Mickey. You really deserve it." Mike L. Sr., Clinton Township, Michigan: "Great job Mickey loved you as a player and love you as a broadcaster keep up the good work. Here's a Ginger-Ale to you cheers" Patty B., Davison, Michigan: "You truly deserve this and more. Love you much. You make even a losing game fun for us Red Wing fans. P.S. You are so right about the refs and how much we love the fights. ;-D" John, Dearborn Heights, Michigan: "No place for a nervous person, congrats Mickey." John K., Detroit, Michigan: "Congratulations Mickey on receiving the Foster Hewett Memorial Award! I've always enjoyed listening to you and your laugh during the the Red Wing telecasts." Tom R., Dexter, Michigan: "We enjoy and learn from the way you analyze goals, miscues, and missed calls by the ref." Sean W., East Lansing, Michigan: "Congratulations Mickey! No man is more deserving, you have been the best in the business for years! I wish you luck in the rest of your career and good health in your life. Go Wings!" Joey B., Eastpointe, Michigan: "Hey Mick! Congrats on the greatest honor any hockey broadcaster can receive. I was born in 1990 and have grown up on 'bingo-bango's' and 'look out's'." You are truly an example for fellow broadcasters to the live by. Keep it going Mr. Redmond, Voice of the Michigan Warriors (Flint)" John I., Escanaba, Michigan: "Enjoyed your play and now your TV play. You're one of the best when you give your opinion and one of the best at being fair in your analysis." Joel G., Farmington Hills, Michigan: "I am so very happy to learn of your receiving of this very prestigious award. You are most deserving of it. I met you in 1984 at the Sports Fantasies Hockey camp in Port Huron. You, Nick Libbett and I went out several nights to make last calls. Thanks for a great time then and wonderful memories since." Chris G., Flint, Michigan: "Thanks mickey for everything you've done for the Detroit fans and city over the years and congratulations on your award." Heather R., Gaylord, Michigan: "Mickey, congrats on your very deserving award! I am a long time fan of Red Wing hockey and you have always been a favorite of mine, both as a player and now as an announcer. Congratulations again! Keep up the 'Mickey-isms'." Bob E., Goodrich, Michigan: "Congrats Mickey as you deserve the award! Now go and show others what we Red Wing fans get to experience every game!" Jim P., Grand Blanc, Michigan: "Congratulations Mickey! You make the game of Hockey all the better. Your love for the game makes us enjoy listening and watching the Red Wings all the more." Pam J., Grandville, Michigan: "Congrats! I just received mine, and my grandson, Brayden's, T-shirts that you autographed this past summer when you were with Carey. And a picture of you holding both of them. They will always be treasured. Thanks so much for signing them." Guy M., Grass Lake, Michigan: "If God blessed hockey players, then he took his time with you! Just a little extra God bless and thank you for your time." Randy H., Grayling, Michigan: "Congratulations Mick! A Wings game, Mickey Redmond, and a cold 'Ginger-Ale.'. The perfect trifecta!" Patrick W., Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan: "Dear Mickey, Congrats on a well-deserved honor. I am a big an of you and our Red Wings. Best of luck and hope to see you on the air for many years!" Jon O., Hazel Park, Michigan: "Congrats, and thank you foll all the great times over the years." Rachel, Holly, Michigan: Firstly, many congrats! I feel very privileged to have grown up with your 'Mickey-isms,' the Wings would not have been the same without them. I always look forward to hearing your broadcast and insight in the games! Thank you Mickey!" Jordan N., Jenison, Michigan: "Nice job Mickey! My wife and I always look forward to hearing you broadcast with Ken, and love the 'holy jumpin'' and 'holy mackerel's' in the game! Keep doing what you do! You make the Red Wings games!" Kathleen K-R., Lansing, Michigan: "Congratulations on a richly deserved award. You are truly a legend, hockey would not be the same without your involvement! Thank You! Just a silly note to add: my Dad used to enjoy a few 'ginger ales' with Terry Sawchuck, back in the day! Guess I was raised to be a hockey fan, and enjoy it so much!" Jenifer, Lincoln Park, Michigan: "Congratulations!! You do an awesome job, keep it up.
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