Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 10/9/12
DETROIT – NOVEMBER 05: Budd Lynch closes the pre-game presentation with a ceremonial puck drop with Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 5, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)Detroit Red Wings fans will miss the voice that they have associated with Red Wings hockey since 1949.Budd Lynch, 95, died this morning in Wyandotte, Michigan. Lynch served as the team’s public-address announcer and was synonymous with Detroit hockey.Born in Windsor, Lynch served for the Essex Scottish Regiment of the Canadian Forces in World War II and ultimately lost his right arm and shoulder a month after being hit by a German shell on D Day in Normandy.In 1949, Detroit General Manager Jack Adams hired Lynch away from the Windsor Spitfires to call Red Wings games.Former player and current Detroit broadcaster Mickey Redmond told the Detroit Free Press...
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