The Buffalo Sabres kick off their season later tonight and before the puck drops they will unveil an iconic new street name.

As part of their pre-game Party in the Plaza, the Buffalo Sabres and along with the City of Buffalo officials will reveal a new trailblazer sign to honor the late Rick Jeanneret.

Part of Perry Street near KeyBank Center will be renamed "RJ Way". Rick Jeanneret who passed away last year in August had been part of the Buffalo Sabres organization since 1971.


He took over the play-by-play duties for the team one year into the team's history after the original play-by-play announcer Dave Hodge left to work for Hockey Night In Canada.

Jeanneret was behind the mic for the Sabres' most iconic games and goals. From "May Day" to "La-La-La-La-LaFontaine".

Check out some of RJ's best calls.

Here they are in no particular order

1. La-La-La-LaFontaine

2. Top Shelf Where Momma Hides The Cookies

3. These Guys Are Good, Scary Good

4. The Brawl Between Buffalo and Ottawa

5. May Day May Day

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