VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed goaltender Alex Auld, who began his professional career in the ECHL with the Columbia Inferno, the ECHL affiliate of the Canucks.
In his rookie season in 2001-02, Auld was 3-1-2 with a goals-against average of 1.92 and a save percentage of .927 in six games with Columbia before being called up to Manitoba of the American Hockey League. In 21 regular season games with Manitoba, the 6-0 and 200-pound Auld was 11-9-0 with a goals-against average of 3.53 and a save percentage of .881.
The 23-year-old Auld was 2-2-2 with a goals-against average of 2.07 and a save percentage of .929 in six regular season games with Vancouver in 2003-04. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Auld started Game 6 and Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal against Calgary. He set a team record for minutes played by a goaltender (142:28) in Game 6, playing into triple overtime, and finished the postseason with a 1-2 record and a goals-against average of 2.43.