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J. Wesley McKnight (1909 – June 6, 1968) was a Canadian television and radio personality who did play-by-play for many sports broadcasts, including serving as one of the original hosts for Hockey Night in Canada telecasts and covering the CFL Toronto Argonauts for about thirty years. He was born in Tottenham, Ontario.

He was elected to both the Hockey Hall of Fame (1986) and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from the University of Toronto. In 1968, he died of a heart attack at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto at the age of 59. [1]

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  1. Radio sportscaster retired as executive Mcknight, Wes The Globe and Mail (1936-Current); Jun 7, 1968; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail pg. 28