Former Red Wings broadcaster Dave Strader dies of cancer at 62

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62.

The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls,  New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national  broadcaster on NBC Sports.

Known as “The Voice,” Strader received the Foster Hewitt Memorial  Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this year. He called Red  Wings games on WKBD and PASS Sports from 1985 to 1996, according to the team’s website. He was also the broadcaster for the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers and worked three Olympic Games.

The Red Wings included a statement Executive Vice President and  General Manager Ken Holland on Strader’s passing on their website:

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