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Doc Emrick, beloved play-by-play legend, retires.

BOSTON - MAY 27: Hours before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden in Boston, NBC hockey play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick does voice overs in the empty arena on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Mike “Doc” Emrick, a legendary voice of hockey in the US, has decided to retire. His career was really impressive, as it includes almost fifty years of qualitative work. During his career, Emrick was the voice of 22 Stanley Cup finals, nineteen NHL outdoor games, and more than three thousand professional and Olympic hockey games. The peculiarity of his style was inventing new words to describe the game in the brightest way. Many words that were invented by Emrick will always remain in the fans’ memories. At the very beginning of his career, Emrick was a radio host. But before this, he was a writer. His career began in the 1970s and is now finished. 

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All Emrick’s fans are sad about his retirement, that’s obvious. Nevertheless, he won’t be off the hockey world’s radar completely. Soon, his book will be available for sale, an autobiography. Besides, he will be responsible for preparing some video essays for NBC. In any case, this can’t be compared to what he did for hockey before, but he deserves this retirement. Loved by millions Doc Emrick covered an impressive amount of games, and he managed to touch many hearts. 

Emrick said that things were constantly changing, but his passion for hockey remained. He admitted that he felt nostalgia for the Stanley Cup and horn sounds. So, for the first time since 1970 Emrick will not be putting game dates on a calendar. “I leave you with sincere gratitude” – that’s what he said to people.


Doc Emrick is certainly a hockey legend. Many years of work, impressive performances, and his unique style put his name in history for years. 

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