Fort St. John's Jim Hughson to be Honoured by Hockey Hall of Fame

Travis Fortnum


For hockey fans, his voice is unmistakable - and now a Fort St. John native is getting one of his profession's highest honours.

NHL play-by-play man Jim Hughson is set to receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Hughson was selected by the NHL broadcasters' association, for outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting.

The 62-year-old was born in Fort St. John, and that's also where he started his on-air career.

Over the years, he's been the voice of the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs - and is now the lead play-by-play announcer for Sportsnet's NHL coverage, including Hockey Night in Canada.

Hughson will formally be honoured at an event in Toronto later this year.


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