Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader lost his battle with cancer Sunday morning at the age of 62. Strader eventually got the call the National Hockey League in 1985 after spending six years with the Adirondack Wings, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, as the new TV voice in Detroit, where he was paired with Mickey Redmond and did so until 1996.
Dave Strader at a Washington Capitals' playoff game in April. Strader returned to Glens Falls to call a basketball game involving Fredette and the Brigham Young University Cougars against the Vermont Catamounts at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
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After joining the Stars in the 2015-16 season, Starder was limited to calling just five games past year after his cholangiocarcinoma diagnosis.
Strader, who is survived by his wife, Connie, their three sons and two grandchildren, worked for NBC Sports prior to joining the Stars.
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Strader, who started calling games for the NHL's Dallas Stars in 2015-16, was inducted into the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He was limited to working five games for the Stars last season.
Detroit fans still regarded him affectionately long after he moved on from the Red Wings. If you have any great memories or share any stories of Dave Strader please feel free to comment below.
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"Everyone who knew him, and everyone who was able to listen to him call games, is saddened to learn about the passing of Dave Strader", Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites said in an official release from the team. Even videos from around the league were sent in and played for Strader, showing their support for him and proving that the man known as "The Voice" had made an impact not just in Dallas, but throughout the country and the world of hockey. More importantly, he was a tremendous husband, father, grandfather and friend and we will miss him deeply.