Dan Kelly - 2008
Dan Kelly was 32 years old when he became the St. Louis Blues’ play-by-play voice. He’d already been broadcasting in Canada for 13 years.
He spent the rest of his life in St. Louis broadcasting the Blues, Cardinal baseball, Cardinal football, MU football and hosting sports call-in shows. The powerful nighttime signal of KMOX spread his work all over the US and Canada, and his popularity was reflected in the work he did outside of the market.
Kelly broadcast NFL football and NHL hockey for CBS, NHL hockey for USA Network, ESPN, CTV and the NHL Network. He was also the voice, through most of his career, of the NHL All-Star Game and the Stanley Cup Finals.