BOSTON, MA -
Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs announced today that the club will honor Bruins legendary play-by-play commentator Fred Cusick during the second period of the team’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, October 3.
During the first media timeout of the second period, the club will dedicate the Bruins home TV broadcast booth to Cusick by renaming it the “Fred Cusick Broadcast Booth.” The club will also install a silver microphone encased in a black and gold frame on the TD Garden’s level 9 façade beneath the home TV broadcast booth, which will permanently displayed, similar to the microphone that already exists for Celtics legendary broadcaster, Johnny Most.
“For 45 years, half of his life, Fred dedicated his life to being the voice of the Boston Bruins,” said Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs. “His memory will always live in on in the hearts and minds of Bruins fans, and we feel that these permanent dedications to Fred will memorialize and honor his contributions to the Bruins, for fans and media to see.”
Cusick, who passed away on September 15, 2009, served as the play-by-play commentator for the Bruins for 45 years (1952-1970 on radio, and 1971-1997 on TV) before retiring in 1997. He is credited by many as one of the primary driving forces behind getting the Bruins games televised.
The Bruins open their 2009-2010 NHL season on Thursday, October 1 when they host the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: VERSUS, Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub)