PHWA president Kevin Allen received the 2013 Lester Patrick Award.
DETROIT – PHWA President Kevin Allen was named the recepient of the 2014 Lester Patrick Award, given annually to a person recognized for his contribution to hockey in the United States.
“It’s really been hard to put into words,” Allen said on the night of the honor. “It’s kind of like all those years when all of us have interviewed Stanley Cup winners and they said it’s surreal and I don’t have the proper words.
“Well, I’m in the communications business, and I’m still the same way. It’s really very hard to describe. To get this, it sort of says, OK, well, maybe I did something right in my career. It’s been great to be me.”