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Dave Strader was born on February 24, 1955, in Glens Falls, New York, United States of America.
Strader was raised by his parents, Earl Strader and Mary Strader, along with his siblings in Glens Falls, New York. Strader commenced his career at the college radio station WMUA 91.
The radio announcer attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, during which he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Strader before starting his professional career in broadcasting acuminated his broadcasting skills in a college radio station named WMUA 91 which was operated by students.
Dave Strader's professional broadcasting career began with the Adirondack Red Wings (later affiliated with Detroit Red Wings), of the American Hockey League. Strader became their public relations director and radio voice for six years. He was also cited as the top public relations professional in the American Hockey League. Strader was also honored two times by the New York State Broadcasters Association.
In 1985, Strader was contacted by the National Hockey League team, Detroit Red Wings, and he handled play-by-play broadcasting of TV games. Along with that, he was also working for calling games on a television station in Detroit, WKBD-TV, and PASS Sports, a regional sports network based in Detroit, Michigan. Strader was working with Michael Edward Redmond until 1996.
Strader passed away in 2017 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.
Dave Strader's net worth was $1-5 million; he amassed his finances from his extensive sportscasting career.
Strader had a height of 5 ft 10 in (180 cm).
The hockey hall of fame honoree, Strader was 62 years old when he died in 2017.
David Strader was born on February 24, 1955, in Glens Falls, New York, United States. While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Strader sharpened his broadcasting skills at the college radio station WMUA 91.1.
Strader was married to Colleen Strader. He had three children, Christopher Strader, Casey Strader, and Trevor Strader. His son, Christopher Strader is married to Karen Strader and they have a daughter, Sydney. His other son, Trevor Strader, is married to Dr. Mary, and they have a son, Charles.
Dave Strader is still well-remembered for his dedication to sportscasting of hockey competitions throughout his extensive career. His brilliant insight into the hockey game and his deliverance of speech is the reason why fans throughout the world mourn his loss. He was admirably called upon by his fans, The Voice, because of his extremely talented broadcasting skills. In his commendable career, Strader worked with teams in the NHL, such as Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, and Phoenix Coyotes.
Strader not only broadcasted for hockey competitions, but he also did it for various basketball competitions as well. He was also the basketball game announcer during the 2012 Summer Olympics, which were held in London, England. The alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Strader, also broadcasted three Olympics throughout his career. For a short period of time, Strader came back to broadcasting while undergoing treatment for cancer.
In 2000, ABC acquired the contract of the NHL broadcast network and Strader kept working with them as well. Strader broadcasted for the Stanley Cup Finals for NHL International for more than 16 years. The notable sportscaster also worked on the Fox channel for the National Hockey League games. In 2005, Strader worked with Versus and NBC; he gave commendable ice hockey play-by-play broadcasting of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which were held in Sochi, Russia, the 2010 Winter Olympics, which took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 2006 Winter Olympics, which were held in Turin, Italy.
When Strader was not working for the NBC sports network or Versus, he was working with the Florida Panthers. He worked with the Florida Panthers for two consecutive seasons. In 2007, Strader joined the Phoenix Coyotes, during the Coyotes games and broadcasting, he worked with Darren Pang, his former ABC and ESPN member. For the Phoenix Coyotes, he broadcast for two seasons. Later on, he was joined by former NHL player Tyson Nash for broadcasting.
Strader then did NBC's coverage of the NHL Winter Classic, which happened between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, as Mike Emrick, who was supposed to broadcast but was unwell due to the inflammation of the larynx. He also broadcast the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic, which was played between the Calgary Flames, and the Montreal Canadiens at the McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In 2011, Strader left the Phoenix Coyotes and joined NHL Dallas Stars for broadcasting the NHL games. For Dallas Stars, Strader broadcast more than four games and one with the NBC Sports network. Strader also broadcast games for the Stanley Cup playoff series; the game was played by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. For the ice hockey broadcast, Strader was joined by Brian Paul Engblom and Darren Robert Pang and they were the hockey broadcast team (secondary).
Strader won the Ken McKenzie Award in 1984 for being one of the best public relations professionals in the American Hockey League. In 2012, Strader was inducted into the Adirondack Hockey Hall of Fame. For his contribution to the game of hockey as a commentator, he was honored with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.
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