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Alex Auld
Alex Auld
Goaltender
(AWLD)
Number: 31
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Catches: Left
Born: Jan 7, 1981
Birthplace: Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Acquired: Claimed off re-entry waivers from Dallas on Feb. 27, 2010.
Drafted: FLA / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (40th overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2008-09: Appeared in 43 games for the Ottawa Senators, notching a 16-18-7 record with a .911 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against-average. ... Earned a shutout, his first with Ottawa and the sixth of his NHL career, on Feb. 16 at Nashville, stopping all 24 shots he faced. ... Made a season-high 41 saves on 43 shots in a 4-2 Sens win on Feb. 24 vs. Carolina. ... Went 3-1-0 with a .935 save percentage and a 1.54 goals-against-average in a span of four appearances from Nov. 22 to  Dec. 3. 2007-08: Set career-bests in save percentage (.919), GAA (2.32) and shutouts (2) while appearing in 23 games as a backup for the Boston Bruins. ... Played in five shootouts (2-3, 5 goals/15 shots). ... 2006-07: Missed final two months of the season because of knee injury. ... Had a career-high 113:54 shutout sequence from Nov. 25-30. ... Made a career high 47 saves while facing a career-high 48 shots before losing 2-1 in a shootout at Toronto (10/9/06). ... 2005-06: Career-highs in games played (67) and wins (33) came in 2005-06 with Vancouver, when he won the Cyclone Trophy as the club’s MVP and the Molson Cup (Canucks’ leader in three-star selections). .... Recorded two four-game winning streaks. ... Recorded his 30th win of the season against Edmonton (3/23/06, 4-3 SO). ... Had a career-high 17 consecutive starts streak, (1/24/06 to 3/13/06). ... Turned aside 30 shots in his 11th consecutive start for his 26th win at Calgary (2/28/06, 2-1). ... 2003-04:… Played six games for Vancouver, posting a 2-2-2 record with a 2.06 GAA and a .929 save percentage. ... Earned first Stanley Cup playoff victory at Calgary (4/17/04, 5-4 in 3OT). 2002-03: Played in seven games with Vancouver, going 3-3-0 with a 1.57 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage. ... Stopped 14 shots for his first NHL shutout, a 6-0 victory against Washington (3/23/03). ... Appeared in one playoff game for the Canucks -- Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinal making four saves on five shots in one period of play. ... 2001-02: Was victorious in his NHL debut stopping 21 shots for Vancouver against Dallas (1/23/02, 4-2 win).

MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER
2007-08: Played for San Antonio (AHL), Phoenix’s affiliate, from Nov. 20 to his trade to Boston on Dec. 6. He was 1-1-0 with a 2.53 goals-against-average in two Rampage games. 2004-05: Played for the Manitoba Moose (AHL). ... Set Moose team records with 50 appearances and 25 wins. ... Returned from injury to stop 40 shots against Milwaukee (11/27/04). ... 2003-04: Appeared in 40 games for Manitoba, going 18-16-4 with a 2.55 goals-against-average. ... Established a new Moose record for shutouts in a career with eight. ... 2002-03: Established a new Moose team record for the longest scoreless streak by a goaltender by going 158:28 without allowing a goal between Dec. 21 and Jan. 5. ... Made Moose history as first-ever goalie to register back-to-back shutouts with 4-0 win over Bridgeport (12/28/02) and a 23-save performance against Utah (1/2/03). 2001-02: Stopped 36 shots for his first professional (AHL) shutout in a 4-0 win over Chicago (12/27/01). ... Appeared in six games with Columbia of the ECHL.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2005-06: Tended goal for Team Canada at 2006 World Championships. ... 2000-01: Won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships.

JUNIOR CAREER
2000-01: Completed his junior career in North Bay (OHL) by posting a 22-11-5 record with a 2.54 GAA in 40 games. 1999-2000: Went 21-26-6 in 40 games with North Bay. ... Recorded a 1.93 GAA in six playoff games. 1998-99: Appeared in 37 games for North Bay, going 9-20-1 with a 3.36 GAA. 1997-98: Played in six games for North Bay in his first OHL season.

BACKGROUND
Hometown: Cold Lake, Alberta. ... Lists New York as his favorite NHL city. ... Loves to eat sushi. .. Fan of the Boston Red Sox. ... Lists Arrested Development and Entourage as his favorite TV shows. ... Favorite artists on his iPod include Tim McGraw, The Killers, Kings of Leon and Lil’ Wayne. ... If he could play another sport, it would be golf. ... He and wife Melanie have a son, Sam.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 26, 1999 - Selected by Florida Panthers with a second-round choice, No. 40 overall, in 1999 NHL Entry Draft. May 31, 2001 - Traded by Florida to Vancouver in exchange for 2001 compensatory second-round draft pick (later traded) and 2002 third-round draft pick (later traded). June 23, 2006 - Traded by Vancouver with Todd Bertuzzi and Bryan Allen to Florida in exchange for Robeto Luongo, Lukas Krajicek and 2006 sixth-round draft pick. ... Aug. 13, 2007 - Signed with Phoenix as an unrestricted free agent. ... Dec. 6, 2007 - Traded by Phoenix to Boston in exchange for Nate DiCasmirro and 2009 fifth-round draft pick (later traded). July 1, 2008 - Signed with Ottawa as an unrestricted free agent. ... July 8, 2009 - Traded by Ottawa to Dallas in exchange for San Jose's 2010 sixth-round draft pick, which the Stars had previously acquired from Sharks. ... Feb. 27, 2010 - Claimed by Rangers off re-entry waivers from Dallas.

LONGEST WIN STREAK:
4 (twice) last -- Jan. 14-21, 2006 (sith Vancouver)

LONGEST POINT STREAK:
6 from Oct. 10-Nov. 4, 2005 (with Vancouver)

LONGEST SHUTOUT STREAK: 148:21 from Feb. 1-17, 2009 (with Ottawa)

MOST SHOTS FACED, GAME: 48 on Oct 9, 2006 (Florida at Toronto)

MOST SAVES, GAME: 47 on Oct. 9, 2006 (Florida at Toronto)

FIRST NHL GAME: Jan. 23, 2002 (Vancouver at Dallas)

FIRST NHL WIN: Jan. 23, 2002 (Vancouver at Dallas)

FIRST NHL SHUTOUT: March 23, 2003 (Vancouver vs. Washington)