Alex Auld brings over a decade of first-hand NHL expertise to the role of co-host on Canucks Central at Noon, alongside co-host Satiar Shah. Auld’s role also extends to pre-game and post-game analyst, for every Vancouver Canucks radio broadcast on Sportsnet 650.
Before transitioning to a career in broadcasting with Sportsnet in 2017, Auld enjoyed a 12-year career goaltending in the NHL. Drafted in the second round by the Florida Panthers in 1999, Auld made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2001-02 season. After playing for the Canucks for four more seasons, Auld’s career saw him hit the ice for seven additional NHL teams, including the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. Playing his final season with the Senators, Auld retired from the NHL in 2012.
Throughout his NHL career, Auld made three appearances for Team Canada in international competition, first playing for the 2001 World Junior Championships to capture a Bronze medal. The Thunder Bay, ON native also donned the red-and-white for the 2004 Spengler Cup and the 2006 World Championships.
Following his professional career, Auld applied his goaltending knowledge and expertise in the role of Goaltending Consultant for the University or British Columbia Men’s Varsity Hockey Team and the St. George’s Hockey Academy CSSHL.
Auld currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. Actively involved in Vancouver’s minor hockey community, Auld coaches his son’s teams and trains young goaltenders.