Some surprising news from the hockey world on Monday.
Longtime NHL announcer and play by play man Doc Emrick has decided to retire.
The 74 year old has been the main man for NBC Sports since joining the network in 2011.
"I hope I can handle retirement OK, especially since I've never done it before," Emrick told the New York Post. "But I've just been extremely lucky for 50 years. And NBC has been so good to me, especially since the pandemic, when I was allowed to work from home in a studio NBC created.
"Now, into my golden years, this just seemed to be the time that was right."
We wish him nothing but the best in retirement!
Mike Emrick, the Hall of Fame hockey announcer who painted hockey images with the flair of Bobby Orr on the rush, will retire today from calling games. The news was first reported by Phil Mushnick of The New York Post. Emrick has called hockey for 47 years— more than 3,750 games.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 19, 2020