Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis and the Hurricanes players will recognize Forslund’s milestone during the pregame ceremony, and tributes will be shown on the PNC Arena video board throughout the game. Thanks to Buffalo Brothers, the first 5,000 fans in attendance at the game will receive commemorative t-shirts featuring Forslund’s signature catchphrase, “Hey, Hey, Whaddya Say?!” Those fans will receive vouchers for the t-shirts as they enter PNC Arena, guiding them to pick-up tables on the concourse.
Forslund is in his 20th year as the Hurricanes’ television voice, his 24th year with the club overall and his 31st year in professional hockey. In addition to calling Hurricanes games on FOX Sports Carolinas, he also broadcasts games nationally for NBC Sports Network. The Springfield, MA, native first joined the organization during the 1991-92 season as public relations director. Prior to that, he served as the television and radio broadcaster for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for the pregame ceremony. Tickets for the game are available via CarolinaHurricanes.com, the PNC Arena Box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.