Dallas Stars announcer Dave Strader dies at 62

Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer Dave Strader died Sunday, the team announced. He was 62.

Strader had been battling bile duct cancer at his home in Glen Falls, New York.

“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 Jim Lites said in a statement. “His voice is synonymous with hockey to fans all over the globe and he built a connection for so many fans to this game.

“More importantly, he was a tremendous husband, father, grandfather and friend and we will miss him deeply. Our sincerest prayers and condolences are directed to his wife Colleen and their entire family.”

He had worked as an NHL announcer since 1985, including for ESPN.

Strader took the Stars play-by-play job for the 2015-16 season.

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