The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday morning that play-by-play announcer Dave Strader has passed away at the age of 62 following a year long battle with cancer. Strader joined the Stars’ television crew prior to the 2015-16 season. At the conclusion of that season he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer. He was limited to just five games in the Stars’ booth during the 2016-17 season, while Stars players honored him during his return. Strader also worked for NBC during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs calling several games. He previously covered several events for the NBC Sports Group including the 2014 and 2006 Olympics.