Gemini Award winning broadcaster and former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey joined the NHL on Sportsnet in August 2014, bringing more than 20 years of broadcast experience to his role.
Since joining the network, Hrudey has contributed expert insight as a former NHL goaltender to both national and regional NHL broadcasts on Sportsnet. Currently, Hrudey works as a studio analyst for Sportnset’s Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights, and joins the Calgary Flames regional broadcast team as game analyst throughout the week on Sportsnet.
Prior to his time at Sportsnet, Hrudey worked as an analyst on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast team, first as a part-time contributor during his final four seasons in the NHL, and then as a full-time analyst for the 1998-99 season. In addition to his work as a studio analyst, Hrudey also served as a co-host for the post-game show, After Hours, and as a game analyst for western game broadcasts during his time at CBC.
In 2007, Hrudey received a Gemini Award for Best Studio Analyst, recognizing his work on Hockey Night in Canada. In addition to his work with the NHL, Hrudey has covered three Olympic Winter Games including Salt Lake 2002, Turin 2006 and Sochi 2014.
Prior to his work in broadcasting, Hrudey enjoyed a 15-year career goaltending in the NHL with the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. Drafted by the New York Islanders in 1980, Hrudey joined the Islanders in the 1983-84 season. He was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1989, where he would play for eight seasons before signing with the San Jose Sharks in 1996. The Edmonton, Alberta native retired from the NHL in 1998.
Hrudey lives in Calgary with his wife, and is the proud father of three daughters. While away from the broadcast booth, Hrudey is a passionate mental health advocate and received an honorary degree from Mount Royal University in 2017 for his advocacy efforts.