Alex Auld

Posted: January 17, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Ottawa Senators
 

(Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Good: With Craig Anderson expected to continue his stellar play in a Senators uniform, there is still a big need for a reliable veteran presence. If Anderson struggles to live up to his play in Colorado, Auld’s role will quickly elevate. Since he has the most experience playing on a new team, Auld should have no problem pushing Anderson to play to the best of his abilities. A well-traveled goalie that knows what it takes to come off the bench and instill confidence in his teammates, something that will be expected of him during his time in Ottawa. He has tremendous size for the goaltending position (6’4, 215 LBS), allowing him to cover his angles well and usually lets the puck hit him.  Ass shown in Vancouver and Florida, Auld is capable of playing the role of starter for stretches. Solid backup goaltender.

The Bad: He lacks a little agility and is too inconsistent to play regularly. Although Auld established respectable numbers in the 2008-09 season with Ottawa, actually, the best of his career, he never was able to establish himself as a number one goalie in the league.  He has often been known as a big slow goalie that quickly drops to his knees and exposes the top portion of the net.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 Sturgeon Falls Lynx NOJHL 11 4 6 0 611 46 0 4.52
1997–98 North Bay Centennials OHL 6 0 4 0 206 17 0 4.95 .872
1998–99 North Bay Centennials OHL 37 9 20 1 1894 106 1 3.36 .899 3 0 3 170 10 0 3.53
1999–2000 North Bay Centennials OHL 55 21 26 6 3047 167 2 3.29 .891 6 2 4 374 12 0 1.93 .950
2000–01 North Bay Centennials OHL 40 22 11 5 2319 98 1 2.54 .917 4 0 4 240 15 0 3.75 .883
2001–02 Columbia Inferno ECHL 6 3 1 2 375 12 0 1.92 .927
2001–02 Manitoba Moose AHL 21 11 9 0 1104 65 1 3.53 .881 1 0 0 20 0 0 0.00 1.000
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .909
2002–03 Manitoba Moose AHL 37 15 19 3 2209 97 3 2.64 .908
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 7 3 3 0 382 10 1 1.57 .939 1 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .800
2003–04 Manitoba Moose AHL 40 18 16 4 2329 99 4 2.55 .915
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 2 2 2 348 12 0 2.07 .929 3 1 2 222 9 0 2.43 .898
2004–05 Manitoba Moose AHL 50 25 18 4 2763 118 2 2.56 .909 3 0 2 128 7 0 3.29 .860
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 67 33 26 6 3859 189 0 2.94 .902
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 27 7 13 5 1470 82 1 3.34 .888
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 3 6 0 508 30 1 3.54 .880
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 2 1 1 0 119 5 1 2.53 .906
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 23 9 7 5 1213 47 2 2.32 .919
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 43 16 18 7 2449 101 1 2.47 .911
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 21 9 6 0 1181 59 0 3.00 .894
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 1 0 119 5 0 2.53 .904
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 16 6 2 2 749 33 0 2.64 .914
NHL totals 223 89 84 2 28 12,340 570 6 2.77 .905 4 1 2 242 10 0 2.48 .892

 

International play

Played for Team Canada in:

2006 World Championships

     (4th place)
GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 OTTAWA
ON PACE 17 1 5 3 765 0 47 380 3.73 .875

Drafted: 40th overall, 1999
Florida Panthers

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