Mike “Doc” Emrick Retires From Broadcasting
Longtime hockey announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick (pictured) announced his retirement from broadcasting on Monday morning.
Emrick, who's 74 years old, leaves after a long radio and television career that began as the radio play-by-play voice of the Port Huron (MI) Flags of the old International Hockey League in the early 1970's. He later became the voice of the Philadelphia Flyers, and later the New Jersey Devils (for 21 years).
His national TV work includes stints with CBS, FOX, ESPN, ABC, and finally with NBC (who he's been with since 2005). He won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Play-by-Play Sports Announcer in 2011, '14, & '15.
He won the Foster Hewitt Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. And he's also a member of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Emrick lives in St. Clair, Michigan (just south of Port Huron) with his wife, Joyce. And he is a prostate cancer survivor (was diagnosed in the early 1990's).