TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie was named the 2015 winner of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Los Angeles Kings radio voice Nick Nickson the winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to broadcasting, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
McKenzie, 58, began contributing to TSN in 1987 while he was editor-in-chief of The Hockey News. He also was a longtime columnist for The Toronto Star.
"There's a reason life-long hockey writer, broadcaster and author Bob McKenzie has a million Twitter followers. There's a reason he is known affectionately by his colleagues in the industry as 'The Godfather.' And that reason is simple: There is no more authoritative voice in the game of hockey than McKenzie's voice," Scott Burnside, president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, said in a statement.