Chicago Blackhawks: Pat Foley

Foley honored for 30 years of play-by-play

April, 19, 2013
4/19/13
9:57
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks honored play-by-play announcer Pat Foley on Friday for calling the team’s games for 30 years.

Foley, a Glenview, Ill. native and Loyola Academy graduate, called his first Blackhawks’ game on Oct. 19, 1980. He spent two seasons announcing the Chicago Wolves from 2006-08 and returned to the Blackhawks for the 2008-09 season. He’s called more than 2,400 Blackhawks games.

Prior to the game, the Blackhawks showed a video of Foley’s many calls over the years, and he was given a commemorative painting and mic statue during a red-carpet ceremony.

“Nobody should throw any parties for me,” Foley told the crowd during the ceremony. “I’m the luckiest guy in the room. I’m a Glenview boy standing here since 1980. I get to watch the greatest athletes in the world play the greatest game in the world in the greatest city in the world.”

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Hawks extend deals for Foley, Olczyk

December, 31, 2010
12/31/10
9:59
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By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
The Chicago Blackhawks locked in their television broadcast team through the 2013-14 season when they re-signed play-by-play man Pat Foley and analyst Eddie Olczyk to three-year deals.

Foley, a Glenview native, and Olczyk, who is from Palos Heights, are in their third season together calling games for Comcast SportsNet and WGN. Household ratings for Blackhawks games on Comcast SportsNet have increased over 130 percent, and games on WGN have increased over 85 percent since Foley and Olczyk were paired together at the start of the 2008-09 regular-season.

Foley, in his 28th season with the organization, called Blackhawks games from 1981 to 2006, and returned to the booth for the 2008-09 season. Olczyk, in his fifth season as the television analyst for Blackhawks, played 16 seasons in the NHL, including five with the Blackhawks, who drafted him third overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He is also the lead television analyst for NHL national broadcasts on NBC and Versus.

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