How The Voice Of Hockeytown Lost His Son To Drugs And Insurance Fraud


By John Barr and Mike Farrell

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Ken Daniels was wrapping holiday gifts when the police officer showed up on his doorstep on Dec. 7, 2016. Daniels, the Detroit Red Wings play-by-play voice for more than two decades, had gotten to know many of the officers on the Birmingham, Michigan, police force through his job. But this one he didn’t recognize.

“He said, ‘Are you Ken Daniels?’ and I said, ‘Yes. What did he do?'”

He was Jamie Daniels, Ken’s 23-year-old son. By that December, Jamie had been in and out of drug rehabilitation facilities in South Florida for going on eight months, battling an addiction to prescription opioids such as Vicodin and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.

After calling the Red Wings game in Winnipeg, Canada, the night before, Ken had spoken on the phone with Jamie, who was living in Boynton Beach, Florida, at a halfway house for recovering addicts. Jamie had painted the…click here to continue reading