Brett Hull was known for his shot and his noisy personality, and his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings made him a natural part of the spotlight for the third annual Jamie Daniels Foundation frying.
The reason behind the celebrity roast, which will be televised at 20.00 Monday at Bally Sports Detroit, is the tragedy of substance abuse disorders, a disease that continues to devastate society. Stegen raises money for the cause, focusing on prevention and recovery.
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Hull follows Scotty Bowman and Mickey Redmond in the spotlight.
“He’s a natural,” Ken Daniels said. “We told him it’s more of a tribute. I mean, no one gets really toasted, even though a lot of the stories in there are pretty good with Brett. We have Brian Burke and Garth Butcher and Kelly Chase, his uncle Dennis and Ken Hitchcock. There “There are many stories. Mike Modano is in there.”
Hull joined the Wings in the summer of 2001, part of an influx of elite veterans who would form the “Hockey Gods” team that won the Stanley Cup in 2002. Hull was a goal scorer and a speaker; it was he who invented the nickname “Two Children and a Goat” for his team-up with the young Pavel Datsyuk and Boyd Deveraux.
“Brett shares his thoughts on Pavel Datsyuk and his thoughts on Steve Yzerman, especially back to the ’02 series against Vancouver,” Daniels said. “What he says about Pavel and Steve, hearing it from Brett – it’s funny.”
It’s entertaining, but also emotionally draining for Daniels, the Wings’ play-by-play announcer. He and Lisa Daniels-Goldman established the fund in 2018, two years after their son, Jamie, died of an overdose as a 23-year-old after taking a synthetic opioid.
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“We show families who have lost a loved one to SUD,” Daniels said. “In the 12 months ending in April, over 100,000 people died of opioids.
“This is about continuing the conversation. In three years, we have raised close to $ 1.2 million, which is quite remarkable. “
A silent auction on the JamieDaielsfoundation.org website allows fans to bid on items including a suite for the Wings’ home game against the Colorado Avalanche, an autographed 1980s Wayne Gretzky card, golf excursions and packed lunches. The auction is live until Tuesday at
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