Dallas Stars play by play broadcaster Dave Strader has passed away. The team announced this on their social media accounts this morning.
Strader was battling cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer. Before joining the Dallas Stars and the NBC, Strader was with ESPN for 11 years. The hockey world is mourning the loss of this great hockey legend.
Statement from Stars GM Jim Nill: “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,” said Stars President and CEO Jim Lites. “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.”