Former Rangers Broadcaster, NHL Hall Of Famer Bill Chadwick Dies
October 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former NEW YORK RANGERS radio and TV color commentator BILL CHADWICK, who died SATURDAY in CUTCHOGUE, NY at 94.
CHADWICK, who overcame being legally blinded in one eye as a player to become a Hall of Famer as a referee in the NHL (and the inventor of the now-familiar hand signals to denote penalties), moved into the RANGERS radio booth in 1967 alongside MARV ALBERT and then to TV in 1972, where he paired with JIM GORDON through 1981. Nicknamed "The Big Whistle," CHADWICK was known for his distinctive voice and outspoken manner on the air.