Fred Cusick spent 45 seasons in the broadcast booth for the Bruins, calling some of the most memorable games in the storied history of the Original Six franchise. And in honor of the late Cusick, the Bruins will pay tribute during their home game against Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the TD Garden.
The Bruins will use the second period of the game to honor the legendary play-by-play man, owner Charlie Jacobs announced on Monday. During the first media timeout of the second period, the Bruins will dedicate the home TV broadcast booth to Cusick by renaming it the "Fred Cusick Broadcast Booth."
“For 45 years, half of his life, Fred dedicated his life to being the
voice of the Boston Bruins,” said Jacobs. “His
memory will always live in on in the hearts and minds of Bruins fans,
and we feel that these permanent dedications to Fred will memorialize
and honor his contributions to the Bruins, for fans and media to see.”
The Bruins will also install a silver microphone encased in a black and gold frame on the Garden's level nine facade below the broadcast booth for permanent display.
Cusick passed away on Sept. 15, 2009. He called games for the Bruins on the radio from 1952-70 and on TV from 1971 until his retirement after the 1997 season.
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