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Tough news this morning: Altitude revealed that longtime Avalanche TV color analyst Peter McNab has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. But, McNab will continue on in his role he’s occupied for the last 26 years.

“Like so many others who have received news of this nature, this is a very personal battle. I’m fortunate that I received an early diagnosis and have great medical care,” McNab said in a statement “I will return on-air in the coming days while undergoing treatment. Over the next several weeks, I may need to miss a few games, but I look forward to covering the Colorado Avalanche through another exciting season.”

“Peter made it clear to us that he wanted to share his diagnosis with our fans, and we want to support that decision,” said Matt Hutchings KSE COO. “He believes that in doing so, he might be able to help those in similar battles, who might otherwise feel alone.”

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McNab, 69, will be behind the mic for an Oct. 5 preseason game. Let’s all wish Peter, a very kind and gracious man, all the best.

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ricoflashback

Heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery, Peter. You are one of the finest hockey analysts in the game and we’ve been fortunate in Colorado to have your presence for so long on Avalanche television broadcasts. All the best – – good Karma thoughts your way.

GWood

Godspeed Pete, hope all goes well with this battle. You are the best in the business by far, IMO. Outside of that, you seem like a genuine and solid citizen so really pulling for you. Looking forward to your continued work in the booth! Go Avalanche!

anavsfan86

Sending love!

Luke Waggoner

You’ve got this Peter! Met you once walking to my seat at the Pepsi Center and you were gracious enough to take a selfie with me. I’ve always loved your perspective of the game and your self-deprecating style when you talk about your own playing career, when in reality you were a badass on the ice. Hope to listen to you for many more years to come!

Last edited 2 months ago by Luke Waggoner
Enzo

Absolutely love this guy… I am so pulling for him and his full recovery from cancer! He is such a nice man and will always have the time to chat hockey with you pregame… You got this #8!

Bob Neal

All the best Pete. Be positive. I’ve always enjoyed your commentary and especially enjoyed that special night in MSG when you were hanging out with Mike Milbury.

Chris Krauss

No doubt in my mind that Pete’s gonna beat down cancer like it’s an unruly Rangers fan. You’ve got this, man, we’re all on your side!

Kurt Scherer

Love Peter for his analysis and humor. His inherent positivity will be an asset as he overcomes this challenge. You have an army of people behind you, Peter.

Matt Briggle

All the best on a speedy recovery Peter. Look forward to hearing you call every game you can this season and for many more years to come.

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