While several of the Nashville Predators are in the running to bring home some hardware and accolades from the annual NHL awards show in Las Vegas, one person affiliated with the Predators has already been honored. Last week, Pete Weber, play by play announcer for the Predators, was named the Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
This honor was well deserved by Pete for his work with the Predators in the broadcast booth as well as in the Nashville community. The Predator faithful are fortunate to have a broadcaster of Pete's talents.
However, Pete's roots in hockey run much deeper than the Predators. In fact, Pete took a special interest in the Stanley Cup finals and the fortunes of the Kings because Pete was once the man behind the microphone for the Kings.
Tom Hoffarth, a writer with the Los Angeles Daily News, has a great article about several of the Kings former play by play announcers, including Pete, and their reactions after the Kings clinched the Cup. You can read that article here. Included in the article is a great picture of a young Pete Weber from 1980.
We as Predator fans are fortunate to have a knowledgeable, personable, and talented play by play announcer in Pete. The honor bestowed by the NSSA is confirmation of that fact.