Legendary Sabres Announcer Rick Jeanneret Back For Another Season
Sabres radio play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret is "coming back for another year" to be a part of the team's 50th season, according to Alan Pergament of the BUFFALO NEWS. Jeanneret "expects to do half the games this season," with team announcer Dan Dunleavy "doing the other half." He said that he "thought about whether to return for his 49th season calling games ... for about three months before deciding to come back." He "began his Sabres career doing games on radio in the team's second season" in '71-72. Pegula Sports & Entertainment Exec VP/Media & Content Mark Preisler said the organization "couldn't be happier" about Jeanneret returning to the booth. Jeanneret said that the "deciding factor in returning was his hopes for next season." He added that his wife, Sandra, was "'a bit surprised' by his decision because he was thinking about whether to return a lot more than he usually does" (BUFFALO NEWS, 6/28).