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Hall of Fame hockey announcer Emrick retires

Field Level Media
20 Oct 2020, 00:40 GMT+10

Hockey announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick retired Monday after a 47-year career in broadcasting.

The main voice of NHL games on NBC since 2011 and the New Jersey Devils' play-by-play man for two decades before that, Emrick called more than 3,750 games.

"I hope I can handle retirement OK, especially since I've never done it before," Emrick, 74, told the New York Post. "But I've just been extremely lucky for 50 years. And NBC has been so good to me, especially since the pandemic, when I was allowed to work from home in a studio NBC created.

"Now, into my golden years, this just seemed to be the time that was right."

Emrick called 22 Stanley Cup Finals and six Olympic Winter Games. He won eight Sports Emmy Awards, including seven in a row from 2014-20.

In 2008, the Hockey Hall of Fame awarded him the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to broadcasting in hockey.

--Field Level Media

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