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Red Wings Daily: Mickey Redmond to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

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He’s considered an institution for many Detroit Red Wings fans. Now popular Bally Sports commentator Mickey Redmond will be immortalized as an inductee into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Redmond has been Detroit’s color commentator going back to the 1985 season. With every passing year, Redmond has become synonymous with Red Wings hockey. Many of his catchphrases are built into the Red Wings vernacular. From “bingo bango” after a big goal to saluting his fans with a simple “hey gang,” he is a comfort to the fanbase.

Redmond has also been in the booth for his fair share of classic games. The March 26 Fight Night in Hockeytown back in 1997 featured Redmond recapping the brawl he couldn’t initially see due to leaving the booth.

There’s also the iconic Steve Yzerman goal during game seven against St. Louis in 1996. Redmond was there for that one–and the “bingo” following a Red Wings goal never sounded better for fans.

Another big one: Sergei Fedorov’s five-goal game against Washington. He’s also played in numerous alumni games through the years for Detroit.

The first player in Red Wings history to record a 50-goal season in 1972-73, Redmond was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, winning the Foster Hewitt Award in 2011 for his work as a broadcaster.

Red Wings fans will certainly be raising a ginger ale to celebrate his latest induction.

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