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Mike "Doc" Emrick

Broadcasting ∙ Geneva

 

 

 

 

Mike "Doc" Emrick is one of the most decorated and respected play-by-play announcers in contemporary broadcasting, and is the voice of hockey in the United States. Doc currently calls games for the New Jersey Devils, the NHL on NBC and on Versus, and Winter Olympics hockey, including the thrilling overtime gold medal men’s hockey game in Vancouver, Canada, earlier this year.  

In his 37 years of broadcasting, Doc has called more than 3000 NHL games on all major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and FOX), including 8 NHL All-Star Games, 21 Stanley Cup Playoffs, 11 Stanley Cup Finals, and 6 Olympics. Doc has received much recognition for his play-by-play announcing, including a National CableACE Award (1997), five New York Emmy Awards, and the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States (2004).  

Doc was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for Broadcasting, named for the Canadian "Voice of Hockey" and presented by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association for outstanding contributions to their profession and to hockey. Doc was also recently honored by the New Jersey Devils with "Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Night" during their January 30, 2009, game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  

Doc has served as a member of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee, editor of the NHL Pronunciation Guide, and vice president of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. He is a regular contributor to NHL.com (Emrick’s Angle) and has lent his voice to NHL Power Week, NHL’s Stanley Cup video, and the "NHL Face-Off" Sony PlayStation video game.  

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in speech from Manchester College (1968), Doc earned a master’s degree in radio and television from Miami University of Ohio (1969), and a Ph.D. in radio, television, and film from Bowling Green University (1976), earning him his "Doc" nickname.  

Doc taught in Geneva College’s speech department (1969-71) and covered Penguins games as a freelance reporter for the Beaver County Times (1970-71). His pro hockey career began with the IHL Port Huron Flags (1973-77), continued with Philadelphia’s top farm team, the Maine Mariners (1977-80), and brought him to the NHL in 1980. He has called Flyers games on television (1980-83, 1988-93), the New York Rangers on radio (1986-88), and the New Jersey Devils on television for 20 seasons (1983-86, 1993-present).  

In addition to hockey, Doc has also served as play-by-play announcer for NFL games (1992-1993), World Luge Championships (1993), and the NCAA March Madness Tournament (1995).

Doc lives in Michigan with his wife, Joyce, and their two dogs and three horses.