Steve Levy, one of the most dynamic and versatile personalities in sports television, will serve as master of ceremonies for the sold-out 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration at the JW Marriott Nashville on Dec. 12, it was announced today.
The event features the formal induction of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018, including Gordon "Red" Berenson (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Natalie Darwitz (Eagan, Minn.), the late Leland "Hago" Harrington (Melrose, Mass.), David Poile (Toronto, Ont.) and Paul Stewart (Boston, Mass.). In addition, the late Jim Johannson (Rochester, Minn.) will be honored as the recipient of the NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy at the event.
While Levy is widely known for his work as a preeminent anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter and his play-by-play role working a weekly ABC/ESPN college football game, he has had a significant place in hockey, including covering every NHL Stanley Cup Final for ESPN since 1995.
Over the course of his time with ESPN, Levy has handled hockey play-by-play duties for its NHL coverage; the World Cup of Hockey in 2016; and for two NCAA Frozen Four Tournaments. He is known for calling the three longest televised NHL playoff games in history, including 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 25-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.
Levy is serving as master of ceremonies for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration for the ninth straight year.
Notes: Nashville is hosting the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration for the first time … 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 enshrined its first class in 1973. To date there are 177 honored members … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minn., is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHallMuseum.com or call 800-443-7825.