Dallas hires NBC Sports play-by-play man Strader

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On Friday, the Dallas Stars announced they’ve found their replacement for longtime announcer Ralph Strangis — NBC Sports’ Dave Strader, who has been calling NHL games for the network since the 2011-12 campaign.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dave joining the Stars broadcast team,” Stars president Jim Lites said in a release. “Dave is a very talented and well-respected announcer whose hockey knowledge and commentary is among the smartest and best in the National Hockey League.

“His broadcasting resume and experience speak for themselves, and we are excited to have him call Stars games for years to come.”

Strader, 60, will remain part of the NBC family, according to a spokesman, and continue to be used on broadcasts when schedules allow.