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Mike 'Doc' Emrick wins fifth Sports Emmy Award

Fourth straight year lead play-by-play announcer for NBC's NHL coverage receives honor

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Mike "Doc" Emrick, the lead play-by-play announcer for NBC's NHL coverage, on Tuesday won the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-By-Play.

It is Emrick's fifth time winning the award, fourth in a row.

Emrick, who won his first Emmy in the category in 2011, will call his 12th straight Stanley Cup Final for NBC.

The 70-year-old has been calling professional hockey games since 1973. He received the Lester Patrick Award in 2004 and the Hockey Hall of Fame Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting in 2008.

Tweet from @NHLonNBCSports: BREAKING: Doc Emrick just won Outstanding Sports Personality - Play-By-Play at the @sportsemmys! pic.twitter.com/3o4IfsQUO

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