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HURRICANES TO HONOR CHUCK KAITON SATURDAY

Tuesday, 03.9.2004 / 5:25 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES TO HONOR CHUCK KAITON SATURDAY

Franchise’s Only Radio Play-by-Play Man Celebrates 25 Seasons

Chuck Kaiton
Chuck Kaiton gets congratulations from Hurricanes President / General Manager Jim Rutherford on Chuck Kaiton night, Saturday, March 6.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (March 4, 2004) – Matt West, Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team will honor radio play-by-play man Chuck Kaiton at the RBC Center prior to Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Kaiton, who is in his 25th season of calling NHL action, has been the franchise’s only radio play-by-play voice since it joined the NHL prior to the 1979-80 season.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for Saturday’s game to enjoy a video tribute to Kaiton and join Hurricanes management, coaches, players and staff in recognizing Kaiton during an on-ice ceremony. Before the puck drops, a banner honoring Kaiton will be unveiled in front of his radio booth.

Kaiton began his broadcasting career while attending the University of Michigan, covering and announcing Wolverines sports for the student radio station. After graduating, Kaiton joined WAAN in Ann Arbor covering high school football and hockey. In 1975, he made the move to Madison, Wisc., where he covered the University of Wisconsin Badgers and, in 1979, was named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year prior to joining the Hartford Whalers. Since then, Kaiton has called all but one Whalers/Hurricanes game, a January 1992 match up he missed to attend his father’s funeral. In 1986, he was named President of the NHL Broadcasters Association, a position he holds to this day.

Tickets for Saturday’s game and all remaining Hurricanes home games are available via the Dodge Box Office at the RBC Center, all TicketMaster locations or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000. For further ticket information, please skate to www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60