Dallas Acquires Former
ECHL Goaltender Auld
DALLAS - The Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League announced that they have acquired goaltender Alex Auld, who began his professional career in the ECHL, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
The Idaho Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the NHL and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. Matt Climie, BJ Crombeen, Dan Ellis and Tom Wandell each played for the Steelheads and went on to play for Dallas.
Selected in the second round (40th overall) by Florida in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Auld was 3-1-2 with a goals-against average of 1.92 and a save percentage of .927 in six games with Columbia in 2001-02 before being called up to the American Hockey League where he was 11-9-0 with a goals-against average of 3.53 in 21 games with Manitoba.
The 28 year old was 16-18-1 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.48 and a save percentage of .911 in 43 games for Ottawa in 2008-09.
Auld is 74-75-25 with six shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.76 and a save percentage of .905 in 183 career regular season NHL games with the Boston Bruins, the Florida Panthers, the Ottawa Senators, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks. He has appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoff games for Vancouver.