Dave Strader, hockey broadcaster from Glens Falls, dies of cancer at 62

Dave Strader, NHL broadcaster from Glens Falls, dies

On the day that funeral arrangements were announced for Glens Falls native and National Hockey League announcer Dave Strader, members of the Adirondack Thunder reflected upon their memories of him Monday, one day after he died.

He was 62 years old.

Strader spent the last two season handling the play-by-play duties for the Dallas Stars, continuing to call games both locally and nationally following his cancer diagnosis in June 2016.

"Dave Strader's calls combined expertise, passion for our sport, the ultimate in professionalism and a calm command of the story of the moment".

He was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame in April as the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.




Known as "the Voice", Strader was limited to calling only five games last season while he having treatment for incurable bile-duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Prior to joining the Stars, he called games for NBCSN and the NBC Sports Group.

Strader received support from the Stars, who wore a microphone sticker with "DS" on it affixed to their helmets; fellow broadcasters around the league pinned the same logo to their lapels. Though he will be replaced in person by his play-by-play partner Daryl Reaugh, it's clear that no one will ever be able to truly replace Dave Strader.

"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", Stars President and CEO Jim Lites said in a press release. "Our sincerest prayers and condolences are directed to his wife Colleen and their entire family". The award goes to an individual who has outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster and it was clear that Strader had provided that.

Strader is survived by his wife, Colleen, son Christopher and his wife Karen, son Casey and his wife Mary and two grandchildren, and son Trevor.

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