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Peter McNab, the color analyst for the Colorado Avalanche who played 14 NHL seasons as a forward, died Sunday. He was 70.

“The Altitude and KSE family are saddened to announce the passing of our friend, Peter McNab,” Altitude TV, the regional sports network of the Avalanche, said in a tweet. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and the McNab family asks for privacy during this unimaginably difficult time.”

McNab was diagnosed with cancer in August but continued his analyst duties while undergoing chemotherapy treatments once every three weeks. Since he wasn’t permitted to fly, he worked Colorado’s road games from a local studio.

In the center Peter McNab
In the center Peter McNab

McNab was inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2021 along with retired NHL forward Paul Holmgren and journalist Stan Fischler, in Denver, Colorado, on Dec. 9. He did not attend the ceremony. David McNab, a longtime assistant general manager with the Anaheim Ducks who recently retired, gave Peter McNab’s acceptance speech on his older brother’s behalf. Peter McNab was also represented by his daughter, Robyn Mastranadi.

Peter McNab
In the photo Peter McNab

McNab grew up in a hockey family. His father, Max McNab, won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings before working in front-office roles with the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. McNab’s brother, David, spent more than 40 years in the NHL until he retired last season as the senior vice president of hockey operations for the Anaheim Ducks. Peter McNab had a 14-year career that saw him finish with 363 goals and 818 points over 954 games with the Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, and Devils.

Although born in Vancouver, McNab spent part of his youth growing up in San Diego, where his father was a head coach, and he represented the United States at the 1986 IIHF men’s world championships. He ranks 14th all-time among American players in goals and 21st all-time among American players in points.

Posted from their Facebook USA hockey also send their condolences quoting ” Our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Peter McNab, who passed away today.”

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