The voice of the NHL on NBC will receive a high honor later this year — in November, Mike “Doc” Emrick will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting, presented by WFUV Radio in New York.
“When I received the call from Vin Scully that I’d been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award that bears his name, I was speechless, and that’s rare for me,” Emrick said in a release. “Although I am sure the event in November will be another lifetime memory, I have never forgotten the call and the knowledge of the past honorees who voted me this honor.
“I am grateful to Vin and to WFUV, and all on the selection committee.”
The honor will put Emrick alongside some of the finest sports broadcasters of this generation. Previous Scully Award recipients include inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), and Verne Lundquist (2014).