Mike (Doc) Emrick

He has become the dean of Ice Hockey play-by-play sportscasters. 

     He is the lead announcer for National Hockey League contests on NBC and NBC sports. 

     Mike is a native of La Fontaine, Indiana. He came to Miami after earning his Bachelor's from Manchester University in 1968.  He earned his Master's at MUB, and went on to receive a Ph.D in Communications from Bowling Green in 1976.  That's when folks began calling him "Doc".  He became a teacher of speech and broadcasting himself at Geneva College.



     His broadcasting career began humbly as a correspondent for the Beaver County Times, covering the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins.  At the time he was unpaid, but soon became a valued professional:



1973  Play-by-Play and P. R. for the IHL Port Huron Flags.
1977 Play-by-Play and P. R. for the AHL Maine Mariners. 
He broadcast their Calder Cup championships in 1978 and 1979.
1982-1986 The voice of the NHL New Jersey Devils.
1983-1993  Lead play-by-play for Philadelphia Flyers games on  TV and cable.
1986-1988 Lead NHL announcer for ESPN,
1993-2001  New Jersey Devils.  Announced their 1995 Stanley Cup win.
1995-2000 Lead NHL announcer for Fox's Game of the Week, and Stanley Cup Finals.
1996 World Cup of Hockey for Prime and 2004 for ESPN.
2000-2004  Regional announcer for NHL on ABC



         Mike is far from being a one-dimensional specialist.  He's called water polo contests during the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, NFL and men's NCAA basketball tournament games for CBS. He called the National Lacrosse League All-Star and Championship games for NBC. Mike has won an extensive list of honors:


1997   National Cable ACE Award for best play-by-play.
2004 Lester Patrick Trophy presented by the NHL for
Outstanding service to Hockey in the United States.
2008 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.
2011-2014-2015 National Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Play by Play
 for his work on the NHL on NBC
2013 NSSA Sportscaster of the Year.
2014 Sports Illustrated Magazine's Sports Media Person of the Year.


Doc Emrick is a Vice president of the NHL Broadcaster’s Association since 1985.

He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.




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