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Emrick reflects on career and trips to Coliseum in new book

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE'S NBC) - Newly retired NHL broadcaster, Mike "Doc" Emrick releases his newest book "Off Mike", which describes his first trip to watch a Fort Wayne Komets game.

Emrick grew up about an hour from the Fort, but loved cheering on the Komets.

He even remembers the food he ate for dinner, while sitting in the Coliseum seats.

Emrick takes a trip down memory lane in his new book, sharing all the stories he couldn't squeeze into a hockey broadcast.

While he retired just over a month ago, Emrick says it was the right time to step away.

"I thought this was a fitting way to reflect on 60 years since I saw that first game at the Coliseum, 50 years since I covered my first game in the NHL as a reporter, and 40 of doing NHL games. I'm still healthy, my wife is still healthy, so we can look ahead towards these golden years and have good health right now," he said.

Emrick's book "Off Mike" also describes how the late Bob Chase impacted his career.

The book is available online, plus if you donate to the annual WOWO's Penny Pitch, you could take home a free signed copy.

Visit www.wowo.com for more details.

Megan Salle

Megan Salle is the Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC.

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