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Off Mike
Off Mike

Off Mike

How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America's NHL Voice


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781629378039

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2020)


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Mike "Doc" Emrick's voice is synonymous with hockey in America

Mike "Doc" Emrick's voice is synonymous with hockey in America In his nearly 50 years behind the microphone, Mike "Doc" Emrick has seen everything there is to see at a hockey game. Sizzling slap shots. Commitment, courage, and camaraderie. Pugnacious pugilists. Game-winning goals. To hockey fans across the country, his voice—and vocabulary—have become synonymous with the game they love. And it all started at a game between the Fort Wayne Komets and Muskegon Zephyrs in 1960. In Off Mike, Doc takes readers back to the beginning, detailing how a Pittsburgh Pirates fan from small-town Indiana found himself in the wild world of professional hockey, a sport that was at the time a largely Canadian pursuit. After getting his start with the minor league Port Huron Flags in 1973, Doc eventually moved on to the NHL, calling games for the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, and finally NBC. Along the way he's covered All-Star Games, Stanley Cup Finals, the Olympics, and everything in between, rubbing shoulders with hockey's immortals both on and off the ice. But it hasn't always been easy; Doc's life has had its share of ups and downs, from almost leaving behind the love of his life to the passing of beloved companions to personal health scares. Through it all, he's maintained his trademark blend of generosity and good humor. After years of being welcomed into our homes, in this autobiography Doc welcomes us into his, revealing the stories, wit, and wisdom that have made him one of the most beloved figures in sports.

Author Biography

Mike Emrick is an Emmy Award-winning television play-by-play commentator for NHL on NBC. "Doc" has been a sportscaster since 1973, calling a variety of sports and several Olympics. Kevin Allen spent 34 seasons as USA Today's hockey beat writer. He has written several books about hockey and co-authored books by Chris Chelios, Jeremy Roenick, Darren McCarty, and Stu Grimson.