Bruce Martyn

Bruce is a Past President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association and a Lifetime Honorary Member of teh DSBA. There should be more people like Bruce Martyn. When he was young, he discovered a passion for hockey. He pursued that passion, and it became his career. His reward is that he loves what he does. That is also our reward. For Bruce Martyn brings his enthusiasm and love of hockey to millions of hockey viewers every game. Martyn’s first job as a hockey broadcaster was with WSOO-AM in Sault Ste. Marie. There he did play-by-play for the Soo Indians of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association. It was also where he met his wife, Donna. What attracted him to Donna? For one thing, she was a hockey fan. Two years later, Martyn came to Detroit to work for WCAR-AM. He stayed on the air there for 10 years before moving to WKVD-TV, then a station devoted completely to sports. It did not take long for Martyn to be discovered by the Red Wings, who offered him a job as a broadcaster. He has been there ever since. He is one of a handful of announcers who belong in a pantheon for making a sport come alive with a vibrant voice. His love of hockey is contagious. During his 25-plus years, Bruce Martyn has become best known for the phrase, `he shoots, he scores!’ Well, Bruce Martyn has scored in the hearts of Red Wings fans everywhere. Retired from Red Wings broadcasts 8 seasons ago. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame. He resides in Michigan and Florida.