SEATTLE — Everett Fitzhugh, the Cyclones Director of Broadcasting and Public Relations for the past five years, is making history while he gets his shot in the big leagues.
Fitzhugh was named the team broadcaster for the expansion NHL franchise Seattle Kraken on Friday.
#SeaKraken have added three new members to the team!— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) August 7, 2020
Jonny Greco and Lamont Buford will head up our game presentation while Everett Fitzhugh becomes our first team broadcaster.
Meet the new guys → https://t.co/uMrXXSYD2o pic.twitter.com/HTKfYc6cjv
Fitzhugh will become the league's first Black team broadcaster in its 103-year-history.
“This is an exciting yet bittersweet moment for me,” said Fitzhugh in a statement release by the Cyclones. “Reaching the NHL has been my goal, and to be able to come in on the ground floor with an expansion NHL team like the Seattle Kraken is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am excited and ready for. With that being said, I am going to miss Cincinnati and the Cyclones. The love and support the organization and the fans have shown me since day one is something I never could have imagined. I will be forever grateful to our fans for tuning into broadcasts, watching the morning shows, hanging out at all of our various events, and all of the other ways they have supported me over my five years here.”
The Kraken, the NHL's 32nd franchise, will play their inaugural season in 2021.
The Cyclones wished Fitzhugh luck in a farewell Tweet.