Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Field: Media
Inducted: 1999
Country: Canada
Born: August 22, 1926 in Montreal, Quebec

Montreal Gazette sports editor and sports columnist Red Fisher has been covering the National Hockey League since 1954. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985, the second year the Elmer Ferguson Award was awarded.

Fisher began covering the NHL and Montreal Canadiens for the Montreal Star in 1954, when he joined the newspaper as its beat hockey writer and assistant sports editor. One year later, he added the duties of daily columnist.

In 1969, Fisher was named the Star’s sports editor, but he continued to cover Canadiens’ hockey. In 1971, he won the Canadian Newspaper Award for sportswriting.

When the Star shuttered in 1979, Red moved to the sports editor’s desk at the Montreal Gazette, where he continued to cover beat NHL hockey in addition to his editorial duties.

In 1991, Red again won the Canadian National Newspaper Award. At the time of publication of this book, he is in his forty-seventh year covering the NHL.
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