A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Dick Irvin has been part of CBC's hockey broadcasting team for more than 39 years. To viewers of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA, the Regina, Saskatchewan native is best known for his coverage of Montreal Canadiens games. In fact, Irvin traveled with the Habs for more than 30 years as their radio broadcaster, and has covered close to 3,000 NHL games on TV and radio.
In 1988, Irvin received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for excellence in hockey broadcasting. Along with his award-winning work on the airwaves, he is also an accomplished author. His books include The Habs; Behind the Bench; and In the Crease: Goaltenders Look at Life in the NHL.
CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA has been a part of Irvin's life for almost as long as he can remember. Growing up in Saskatchewan in the '30s and '40s, he used to listen to Foster Hewitt's broadcasts on the radio. He started watching CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA right from the first broadcast in 1952. In fact, his father, Dick Irvin Sr., was coaching the Habs in the first game televised from Montreal.
Irvin resides in Point Claire, Quebec. He spends his spare time reading, listening to big-band music of the '30s and '40s and playing golf (he boasts a six handicap).
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