Legendary Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret stretchered out of arena during game
Legendary Buffalo Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret was stretchered out of the arena during Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.
According to the Buffalo News, the 76-year-old was feeling light-headed and stopped talking during the broadcast. He was seen being taken out of the press box at the KeyBank Center during the third period.
I’m at the #Sabres game. Just saw Rick Jeanneret getting taken out on a gurney. No joke.
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) December 23, 2018
Things just went silent on the broadcast.
Here’s the last thing Rick Jeanneret said on the Sabres broadcast tonight, following by several seconds of silence. pic.twitter.com/HLfMTZpqsW
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) December 23, 2018
Jeanneret has been with the Sabres since 1971 and is the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer for a single team in NHL history. He has battled and defeated throat cancer, missing time in the 2014-2015 season due to treatment.
Jeanneret is an inductee of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame.