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Name:    Kelly, Dan
Profession:  Other
Born/Started:     Sep. 17, 1936
Died/Ended:     Feb. 10, 1989
Description:    Dan Kelly grew up in Ottawa, Canada in a hockey environment. His father died when he was two. His older brother, Hal, was a broadcaster for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kelly played high school hockey and then got a job as an apprentice engineer at a local radio station. He held several radio jobs before he was able to do play-by-play for the Canadian Football League. In 1968 he was chosen to host Hockey Night in Canada, which made him well known in his country.

When the St. Louis Blues became part of the NHL in 1967, Blues owner Sid Salomon Jr asked Robert Hyland, general manager of KMOX, to help him recruit Kelly for the broadcast job. He broadcast the Blues´ games for over 20 years, usually working with Gus Kyle. Kelly also did play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals and the University of Missouri football games.

Kelly and his wife Fran had six children, one of whom, John, is also an NHL broadcaster. [Final Resting Place, p. 202]

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