Growing up a basketball fan who wanted to be like Marv Albert, Dave Strader never imagined Monday's announcement that he will be honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2017 recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, given annually for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
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"I'm blown away. It's mind-boggling," Strader said. "I didn't know who Foster Hewitt was when I started this thing."