Updated: Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012, 8:49 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012, 1:43 PM EDT
The award honors a recipient's contribution to ice hockey in the United States. Prior to this year only 108 individuals and three teams had been honored with the Lester Patrick Trophy. Those names include Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic team.
This upcoming season will be Chase's 60th year radio rinkside for the Komets.
A Michigan native, Chase began his career in 1953 with the Komets while starting his career at Fort Wayne radio station WOWO AM 1190 .
The Komets are entering their first season in the ECHL . The K's open the season at home Friday, October 12 against Kalamazoo.
Click on the story below for Blake Sebring's article on Chase:
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