Rick Jeanneret’s greatest calls…

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Last year, the Buffalo Sabres put out a CD chock full of Rick Jeanneret Highlights (many of them acquired DIRECTLY from the Buffalo Stories/staffannouncer.com archives!) The CD was produced by all-time Buffalo sports producer Greg Bauch.

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Now that the Sabres have moved on to selling a Rick Jeanneret DVD, and since I get 5 or 6 emails a week asking where that CD can be found, I’m loading up many of the highlights from the 2005 CD right here…. Along with some RJ photos.

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Mike Robitaille, Rick Jeanneret, and some “Lame-O Hanger-on” (ok, its me) on the Empire Sports Network Fan-TV set in 2001.

This CD was originally sold to benefit the Sabres Foundation– A really great charity. Please consider buying the Rick Jeanneret DVD (sorry! Link is LONG dead!); or simply making a donation to the Sabres Foundation if you’ve enjoyed these highlights.

Rick Jeanneret and Jim Lorentz, Empire Sports Network
Rick Jeanneret and Jim Lorentz, Empire Sports Network

Goals:

Memorial Auditorium Scoreboard
Memorial Auditorium Scoreboard

Fights:

The audio of the Dykstra Nystrom fight was on a tape in the drawer of the WBEN sports office when I started there in 1993… This comes from that tape.. Saved by Randy Bushover and John Demerle. It’s an all time great call.

Steve Shields fights Garth Snow, Marine Midland Arena
Steve Shields fights Garth Snow, Marine Midland Arena

I was at the Shields/Snow game… and can still muster up the feeling of glee… watching Steve Shields skate the length of the ice to rip into Snow. I also made getting a copy of this highlight one of the first things I did when I went to work at Empire Sports Network in 2000.

Saves:

Classic moments:

Reformatted & Updated pages from staffannouncer.com finding a new home at buffalostories.com
Reformatted & Updated pages from staffannouncer.com finding a new home at buffalostories.com

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.