Customise ESPN

Doc Emrick's influence on the NHL's next generation of voices

The iconic broadcaster retired this week, but his influence lives on in a generation of young hockey commentators.

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

#ThankYouDoc: Social media congratulates Doc Emrick

Retiring after 47 years as the voice of hockey, Emrick got well wishes on social media from all over the sports world.

Top Headlines

NHL FREE AGENCY

TRACKER, ANALYSIS, GRADES

Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz

The free-agency frenzy is taking place in October this year. Find out where the top players are headed, and what our experts think of all the big deals.

    2020 NHL DRAFT

    GRADES, TAKEAWAYS, PICK TRACKER

    Winners and losers of the 2020 NHL draft

    The Rangers, Quinton Byfield and players named Luke come out ahead, while U.S.-born prospects and viewers stuck watching for eight hours lost.

    2020 NHL draft: Pick tracker and analysis for every team

    Every single pick of the 2020 draft, from Round 1 to Round 7. Plus, learn more about each first-rounder with prospect breakdowns and team fits.

    Customise ESPN

    Predicting 2022 Olympic rosters

    Stream the NHL on ESPN+

    • NHL on ESPN+
    • Stream game replays and analysis

      Replay NHL games during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Playoffs, and join Linda Cohn, Barry Melrose and Nabil Karim daily on In The Crease for full highlights and analysis.