Blackhawks name Chris Vosters new play-by-play announcer originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Blackhawks have named Chris Vosters the new play-by-play announcer.
Vosters replaces a Chicago icon and Hall of Fame broadcaster in Pat Foley, who's retiring at the end of the season after 39 years. The official announcement was made during Sunday's broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago.
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Vosters joined the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast to discuss what this opportunity means to him.
"It's something that I think is still sinking in, to be honest with you," Vosters said. "But it is the thrill of a lifetime to be the next voice of the Chicago Blackhawks and especially to take over for Pat Foley, who's a Hall of Famer, one of the best to ever do it. I know what he means to Blackhawks fans who have been listening to him call Hawks games for their entire lives.
"But on a personal level, to be the next guy to sit in that chair — and this isn't just any other organization, either. It's an Original Six franchise, it's one of the NHL's flagship organizations, it's in a world-class city. For all those reasons and many, many more, this is a dream job and I'm so excited to be the guy to call Blackhawks games."