Edgar Lee "Ted" Darling (born Kingston, Ontario, died 1996), was the original "Voice of the Buffalo Sabres" ice hockey team for twenty-two seasons, calling the team's games from the team's inaugural season in 1970 to 1991. Prior to his work with the Sabres, he hosted Hockey Night in Canada telecasts from Montreal.

Darling was relieved of his duties by the executive producer of Sabres broadcasts, Paul Wieland, on December 12, 1991 due to worsening Pick's disease, which killed him in 1996. The press box at the team's new HSBC Arena was named the "Ted Darling Memorial Press Box" in his honour. Darling was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994.

He was succeeded by John Gurtler, who was himself succeeded by Sabres radio play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret in 1995.

Memorable callsEdit

When the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 hit the city of Buffalo, Darling called a game between the Sabres and Montreal Canadiens at the Montreal Forum from his apartment -- phoning in his commentary while watching the action on his television.

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