ESPN’s Steve Levy will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2017 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel next Wednesday (Dec. 13) it was announced today by USA Hockey.
The event, which is completely sold out, features the formal induction of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2017, including Kevin Collins, Jack Parker, Ben Smith, Ron Wilson and Scott Young. In addition, Peter Lindberg and Dave Ogrean will be receiving the 2017 Lester Patrick Trophy.
Levy, one of ESPN’s most dynamic and versatile personalities, is widely known for his work as a preeminent anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter and his play-by-play efforts on the network’s college football broadcasts. He also played a key role in ESPN’s coverage of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, including calling the play-by-play for all Team USA contests at the event and has been part of the network’s Monday Night Football telecasts.
Levy has also handled play-by-play for NHL hockey, college football and two NCAA Frozen Four tournaments. He is also known for calling the three longest televised NHL Playoff games in history: the five-overtime game between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on ESPN (May 2000), the five-overtime meeting between Anaheim and Dallas on ESPN (April 2003) and the four-overtime contest between Pittsburgh and Washington on ESPN2 (April 1996).
Throughout his 24-plus-year career with ESPN, Levy has also served as the studio host for ESPN’s NHL telecasts and co-hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio.
This year marks the eighth consecutive for Levy as host of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration.
NOTES: U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are chosen on the basis of extraordinary contribution to the sport of hockey in the U.S. … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973. To date, there are 172 enshrined members … For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visit USHockeyHallofFame.com .