TORONTO (June 4, 2015) - Scott Burnside, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced today that NICK NICKSON will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
Now entering his 35th season as the radio “Voice-of-the-Kings”, Nick Nickson calls the action of every pre-season, regular season and post-season playoff game on the Kings Radio Network. Inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2009, Nickson’s smooth, fast-paced and accurate delivery of every play has enabled Kings’ fans to visualize more than 3,000 games. Nickson's broadcasting career began during the 1975-76 season as the voice of the AHL Rochester Americans and New Haven Nighthawks. He joined the Kings in 1981.
“Nick has been one of the most popular radio and TV personalities in Southern California for over three decades," said Kaiton. "He is extremely worthy of this award and we from the NHL Broadcasters' Association congratulate him on this distinct honour.”
McKenzie and Nickson will receive their awards at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon presentation in Toronto on Monday, November 9, 2015, and their award plaques will be displayed in the Esso Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside past award recipients.
Recipients of these awards, as selected by their respective associations, are recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame as “Media Honourees” ─ a separate distinction from individuals inducted as “Honoured Members” by the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
The 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend celebrations begin on Friday, November 6, 2015. This year's inductees will be announced on Monday, June 29, 2015.
Named in honour of the late Montreal newspaper reporter, the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award was first presented in 1984 by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in recognition of distinguished members of the hockey writing profession whose words have brought honour to journalism and to the game of hockey.
Named in honour of the late “Voice of Hockey” in Canada, the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award was first presented in 1984 by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association in recognition of members of the radio and television industry who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and to the game of hockey.