May 08, 2014

Dick Irvin Gets Order Of Canada

From the Montreal Gazette:

Legendary Canadiens play-by-play announcer Dick Irvin officially received his Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 7.

Irvin first learned he was going to receive the Order of Canada in early December for “his contributions to hockey as a beloved broadcaster and author, as well as for his charitable activities”

“I was stunned, I really was,” Irvin told The Gazette’s Brenda Branswell at the time.

Irvin’s broadcasting career included 33 years at Hockey Night in Canada – 17 of them beside late play-byplay announcer Danny Gallivan, who died in 1993. Irvin wrote six books. The last one, My 26 Stanley Cups: Memories of a Hockey Life, was published in 2001.

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