Mike “Doc” Emrick is calling it a career.
NBC announced Monday that Emrick, 74, is retiring from broadcasting after a career that included his voice over more than 3,750 professional and Olympic hockey games.
After 3,750+ Professional and Olympic hockey games, 100 different verbs used to describe a pass or shot, and 22 Stanley Cup Finals, the legendary Mike "Doc" Emrick has announced his retirement from broadcasting.— #ThankYouDoc (@NHLonNBCSports) October 19, 2020
From hockey fans around the world, we say #ThankYouDoc! pic.twitter.com/Pt27Dp63TW
Emrick lives in St. Clair, Mich. He first called games for the Port Huron Flags in the 1970s. His career took him to New Jersey, Philadelphia and all over the world for international hockey coverage.
The nickname “Doc” is due to his Ph.D. in communications from Miami University (Ohio).
Here is his call of the 2008 Stanley Cup-clinching game for the Detroit Red Wings: