Mike "Doc" Emrick, a Hall of Fame hockey announcer, is retiring as a broadcaster Monday.
The 74-year-old Emrick has called more than 3,750 games over a 47-year career. He's been the main voice for NHL games on NBC since moving to the network in a full-time capacity in 2011. He was the New Jersey Devils play-by-play announcer for 21 seasons prior to that.
"I hope I can handle retirement OK, especially since I've never done it before," Emrick 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.
Mike "Doc" Emrick during the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. (Photo: Charles Krupa, AP)
"Now, into my golden years, this just seemed to be the time that was right."
In Emrick's hockey calling career he covered 22 Stanley Cups and 45 Game 7s. He previously spent time with ESPN, ABC, Fox and CBS for six Olympic Winter Games.