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2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

Ken Daniels

Ken began calling Detroit Red Wings games for Fox Sports Detroit in 1997. And since that time he’s earned recognition from fans and peers: in 2002, Detroit Free Press readers named him best play-by-play announcer; in 2006, he won his first Michigan Emmy, and in 2003 and 2010, he was named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Also in 2010, he received the Detroit Sports Media’s Ty Tyson Award for excellence in Sports Broadcasting. And in spring 2013 Ken was named Top Sportscaster in Michigan in a Detroit Free Press poll.

Ken’s career began in Canada in 1989 while at CJCL Radio, and in 1991 became a host of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC-TV.

In 2017, Ken published his autobiography, “If These Walls Could Talk – Detroit Red Wings.” He’s working on a second book, this one focusing on America’s opioid epidemic. The impetus for the book is the death of Ken’s son, Jamie, who died from an overdose in 2016. Ken co-founded the Jamie Daniels Foundation dedicated to ending the shame and stigma surrounding drug addiction. Inducted 2018

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