WASHINGTON — Like many Capitals season-ticket holders, Hall of Fame broadcaster Ron Weber was planning to attend Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday at Capital One Arena.
Weber hasn’t canceled those plans, but there’s been a slight change to his itinerary. The longtime Capitals’ play-by-play voice will first make an appearance in the home radio booth, where he will co-anchor the Capitals pregame show, before calling the first period alongside John Walton and Ken Sabourin.
Weber was the Capitals’ original radio voice, calling the first 1,936 games in franchise history from 1974 through 1997. Weber saw the Capitals grow from a laughingstock expansion club into a perennial contender, but he never called a Capitals game in the Stanley Cup Final.
Weber worked his final game on April 13, 1997. The Capitals reached the Cup Final for the first time in franchise history the following season.
Twenty years later, the Capitals are back in the Cup Final, and now Weber will be back in the booth.
“Ron Weber’s iconic voice and presence in the booth for 23 seasons meant so much to so many during the early days of the franchise,” said Walton, who extended the invitation to Weber on Sunday afternoon. “No one has deeper roots in this organization than Ron does, and we’re honored to have him on the call with us during the Stanley Cup Final.”
Have a listen below to some of Weber’s iconic calls: