FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
DAVE STRADER RETURNS TO NHL ON NBC BROADCAST BOOTH TO CALL BRUINS-STARS NHL GAME OF THE WEEK NEXT SUNDAY
Veteran NHL Play-By-Play Voice and Current Dallas Stars Lead Commentator Recently Returned to Stars Broadcast Booth for Five-Game Homestand
Strader Will Be Joined by Stars Broadcast Partner Daryl Reaugh and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ Analyst Brian Boucher
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 19, 2017 – Veteran NHL commentator and long-time NHL on NBC play-by-play voice Dave Strader will call NBC Sports’ NHL Game of the Week, featuring the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, next Sunday, February 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET, on NBC.
In June 2016, Strader revealed he had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), which has prevented him from calling games for the Stars this season. Strader’s treatment schedule has allowed him to return to the Stars’ booth for their current five-game homestand, which began last night against Tampa Bay.
“Dave Strader has been a wonderful friend and NHL on NBC teammate for more than a decade,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer and President, Production, NBC and NBCSN. “We’re thrilled to have Dave lead our game broadcast in Dallas next Sunday, and join the Dallas Stars and Hockey Fights Cancer in providing a national platform to raise awareness for the battle against cancer.”
A member of the NHL on NBC family since 2005, Strader will be joined in the booth by his Stars broadcast partner Daryl Reaugh, as well as ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Brian Boucher.
Strader, who has also handled play-by-play duties at three Olympic Games for NBC Sports, joined the Dallas Stars as their full-time television play-by-play voice in 2015, and began his NHL broadcasting career as the television voice of the Detroit Red Wings in 1985.