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Mike "Doc" Emrick calls it a career

October 19, 2020, 8:36 AM ET [71 Comments]
Roger Mussa
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Longtime NHL play-by-play maven Mike "Doc" Emrick announced his retirement.

Where do I start, from a Devils and also an NHL fan?

The 74 year old Emrick has called many instrumental games for the Devils while he stayed for 21 years before NBC took him full time in 2011. He has also called games for FOX, ESPN, CBS, ABC and Versus. What many people don't know is that he made stops calling games for the Flyers and the Rangers.

He and his voice were staples in many NHL and hockey games including calling 22 Stanley Cup Finals and a few NHL All-Star and 5 Olympic Games along the way.

In 2008, Doc was the first broadcaster inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and was awarded the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting.

Doc deserves the most honorable of congratulations and good luck in his retirement. He will not be replaced.

I will remember his voice and enthusiasm calling a hockey game. A non hockey fan will fall in love with the game is they see a game called by Doc. I will remember the Devils' Cups called by Doc, he is synonymous with hockey for me.

A well loved person around the game, he and his voice will surely be missed.

Congratulations, Doc, for a remarkable career.

What is your most memorable moment Doc called?

Truly yours,
The Devils Advocate
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