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Emrick delivers emotional tribute to late Stars broadcaster Strader

NHL on NBC announcer honored colleague with video memorial

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Doc remembers Dave Strader

Doc Emrick pays tribute to announcer Dave Strader

Doc Emrick and the NBCSN team pay tribute to announcer Dave Strader prior to the Penguins' home opener against the Blues

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Doc Emrick took a few minutes out of the NHL on NBC broadcast Thursday to pay tribute to his colleague Dave Strader in a touching segment.

Strader, the longtime play-by-play announcer, died Sunday at age 62 from cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer. The Hockey Hall of Fame honored Strader, known as The Voice, as the 2017 winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.

Tweet from @NHLonNBCSports: ���He was a Hall-of-Fame announcer, a Hall-of-Fame person, a Hall-of-Fame soul.��� We miss you, Dave. pic.twitter.com/ohVeYbb6z0

Emrick walked viewers through Strader's career, which had humble beginnings, and talked about his journey as a broadcaster and how Strader impacted so many people with his warmth and passion for the game. 

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