Davidson celebrated by Blues after Hall honor
Davidson, in his fourth season as
The former NHL goalie and longtime hockey commentator was given the Foster Hewitt Award on Monday. He was honored for his two-plus decades behind the microphone for various television partners as well as for his dedication to the game and the league.
He became the seventh president in
“It all started for me here as a player in 1973, and now I stand here in 2009 and I can’t tell you how humbled I am,” Davidson said. “To be in the broadcasting wing, and I’d still like to say that over the years, I’ve met many, many wonderful people in all aspects that have helped me along the way.”
Under Davidson’s guidance, the
St. Louis went from 21-46-15 in the 2006-07 season to 41-31-10 a season ago – a mark that included a 25-9-7 run in the second half. That helped the
Davidson also hosted the on-ice festivities before Wayne Gretzky’s final NHL game. He also has been the lead analyst for multiple NHL All-Star games, the Winter Olympics and Stanley Cup finals.
“To me, hockey is the greatest game in the world,” Davidson said. “I am very honored.”