Doc Emrick’s Memorial Day tribute


Memorial Day this year will be different in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic has canceled parades and other tributes around the country.

It’s also a day that has usually ended with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. There will be no hockey played Monday night, but NBC Sports’ Doc Emrick reflected on those in our sport who should be remembered this Memorial Day. From Hobey Baker to Joe Turner to Dudley Garrett, among many others.

In the video above, Emrick looks at the connection between the reasons we observe Memorial Day and how they intertwine with the world of hockey.


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.