Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - Media Honourees 2002
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2002 Elmer Ferguson & Foster Hewitt
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Born in Montmorency, Quebec in 1938, Gilles Tremblay has devoted his life to the sport of hockey. After playing his junior and minor league career in the Hull-Ottawa area with the Montreal Canadiens farm club, Tremblay made the jump to the big club during the 1960 season. He spent nine seasons with the Habs, capturing three Stanley Cups before retiring following the 1969 season.

In 1971 Tremblay became the colour analyst for "La Soiree Du Hockey" in Montreal, teaming with the great Rene Lecavalier until Tremblay's retirement in 1999. During his tenor behind the microphone, Gilles added "colour" to eight Stanley Cup victories by the Montreal Canadiens as well as to a number of international classics, including the 1975 Canadiens-Soviet Union draw that many claim to be the greatest game ever played.

Gilles Tremblay is the 2002 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner in recognition of his work on NHL broadcasts, by the NHL Professional Broadcasters' Association.

Gilles Tremblay

Kevin Paul Dupont
After 25 stellar years of covering hockey, Kevin Dupont is the recipient of the 2002 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for his contribution to print media, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Dupont caught his first taste of professional print media back in 1973 as a copyboy (editorial assistant) with the Boston Globe, while attending Boston University. The Boston Herald American later hired Dupont in the summer of '77 as a staff sports writer. His first season covering the NHL beat was 1978-79, a memorable and "colourful" season considering it was Don Cherry's last year with Boston.

Dupont left the Herald American in 1983 to join the New York Times, where he covered all three area NHL teams (Isles, Rangers, Devils) for the next two years. Kevin returned to the Boston Globe and has spent the past 17 years reporting on a wide variety of sports, with a prime focus on hockey and the Winter/Summer Olympics Games (Calgary, Seoul, Albertville, Barcelona, Lillehammer, Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney).

Never one to hold back an opinion, Dupont has also contributed to the Hockey News, ESPN The Magazine, MSNBC on-line, WWZN-1510 AM sports radio in Boston and the television network NESN.

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