DETROIT (WXYZ) — Former Detroit Red Wings broadcaster Dave Strader died on Sunday after battling cancer.
He was 62 years old.
Strader was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer, last year.
He first served as a broadcaster for the Red Wings’ American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack from 1979 to 1985 before spending the next 11 seasons handling television play-by-play for Detroit.
Strader began working national hockey broadcasts in 1996 for…