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Red Wings Broadcaster Mickey Redmond Honored By Hockey Hall Of Fame

Red Wings color commentator Mickey Redmond will be honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame, but not for his contributions as a player. Rather, Redmond will be recognized for his contributions as a broadcaster.

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The man who has brought you such broadcasting gold as "bingo bango" and "Katie bar the door" will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award during a luncheon on Nov. 14 for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster during the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Fox Sports Detroit gives us a brief rundown of his time on the small screen:

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Redmond started entertaining Red Wings viewers in 1979 and has served as analyst on FOX Sports Detroit's telecasts since the network's inception in 1997. His 32-year hockey broadcasting career includes five seasons (1980-85) with CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, working with broadcast legends and fellow Foster Hewitt award winners Bob Cole, Dick Irvin and the late Danny Gallivan.

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If he had been able to continue playing, Redmond might already be in the Hall of Fame for his playing career. Injuries forced him into early retirement, but he was still able to make his impact on the game by becoming the Red Wings' first ever 50-goal scorer in 1973. A back injury in the 1974-75 season limited his playing time and by the age of 28 he was retired. Redmond scored 233 goals and tallied 155 assists overall in his NHL career.

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