Emrick should be at the top of everybody's top 10 commentator list.
He is by far the best play-by-play man in the NHL right now. He may be the best of all time, if not for Gary Thorne who now commentates baseball.
Emrick's knowledge of hockey has been deemed "encyclopedic," and he is known for his eloquent vocabulary, using words in his broadcasts that are not commonly used in sports play-by-play (such as referring to a goaltender's equipment as "paraphernalia").
Often, during line changes or zone clearings, Emrick will discuss interesting facts about a player's personal life, hockey records or contributions to sports.
He is the lead announcer for NBC and Versus, as well as the TV play-by-play man for the New Jersey Devils.
His honors include the 2004 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting, the 1997 National CableACE Award for best play-by-play announcer, and the 2004 Lester Patrick Trophy, which is presented annually for "outstanding service to hockey in the United States."
In that same year, he won a New York Emmy Award for his work on the New Jersey Devils' telecasts.
Here is one of his goal calls:
Just listen to "Doc" on this one: