vendredi 16 mai 2014

Player of the day : Kelly Hrudey #player #hockey #icehockey #goalie




Kelly Hrudey (born January 13, 1961) is a former National Hockey League ice hockey goaltender and current hockey broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. During his NHL career, Hrudey played for the New York Islanders (19831989), Los Angeles Kings (19891996), and San Jose Sharks (19961998).





Hrudey played junior hockey for three years with the Western Hockey League Medicine Hat Tigers. He was drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. Hrudey first played for the Indianapolis Checkers, New York's minor league affiliate, and moved to the main club in the 1984–85 season.

He was the Islanders' goaltender in 1987 when they defeated the Washington Capitals in the longest game in club history, a four-overtime Game 7 thriller known as the "Easter Epic", which was won on a goal by Pat LaFontaine after 68:47 of overtime. Hrudey made 73 saves (a playoff record) in a 3–2 Islander victory that ended just before 2am on Easter morning.

Later in 1987, he was the third string goaltender on Team Canada during the 1987 Canada Cup, but did not appear in a game.

In 1989, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings and would play there for eight seasons. His most notable achievement was playing in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals, but the team lost to Patrick Roy's Montreal Canadiens. In 1996, he signed with the San Jose Sharks and played his last two seasons there before retiring in 1998.

Nicknamed 'Hollywood' while playing in LA, Hrudey was also known for wearing a blue bandana underneath his mask throughout his career.







During the latter years of his playing career, in the event his team missed the post-season, he often joined Hockey Night in Canada as a studio analyst to supplement their playoff coverage.

After retiring, he joined the broadcast team full-time as an analyst. He was featured in the "Behind the Mask" segment with hosts Scott Russell and later Scott Oake during the first intermission of the second game of Saturday night doubleheaders. He also participated in the "After Hours" show which followed the conclusion of the second game. A recurring segment of the show was "How I Padded My Stats Against Kelly Hrudey," in which the player guest is shown highlights (if applicable) of goals they scored on Hrudey. In 2007, Hrudey helped debut Hockey Night in Canada Radio.

The show originating from Toronto with host Jeff Marek is a three hour program dedicated to hockey. The show is broadcast on Sirius XM Channel 122 and 97. Hrudey co-hosts Monday and Wednesday from his home studio in Calgary. For the 2008–09 season, he began working alongside Ron MacLean and Mike Milbury on HNIC's primary studio team.

Hrudey's analysis of hockey games has proven invaluable for CBC, his piece on how the glove can also be a blocker won a 2006 award at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. He does not unbutton his jacket when sitting down as is the usual style advice for men.
Hrudey also makes a weekly appearance on the TEAM 1040 in Vancouver with Rick Ball. [1]





STATS : 
CAREER STATS
SEASON
Team
GP
W
L
T
MINS
GA
SO
AVG
A
PIM
1983-84
New York Islanders
12
7
2
0
533
28
0
3.15
0
0
1984-85
New York Islanders
41
19
17
3
2330
141
2
3.63
1
17
1985-86
New York Islanders
45
19
15
8
2559
137
1
3.21
3
14
1986-87
New York Islanders
46
21
15
7
2628
145
0
3.31
1
37
1987-88
New York Islanders
47
22
17
5
2751
153
3
3.34
2
20
1988-89
NYI-L.A.
66
28
28
5
3774
230
1
3.66
3
19
1989-90
Los Angeles Kings
52
22
21
6
2860
194
2
4.07
0
18
1990-91
Los Angeles Kings
47
26
13
6
2730
132
3
2.90
0
14
1991-92
Los Angeles Kings
60
26
17
13
3509
197
1
3.37
1
12
1992-93
Los Angeles Kings
50
18
21
6
2718
175
2
3.86
4
10
1993-94
Los Angeles Kings
64
22
31
7
3713
228
1
3.68
1
6
1994-95
Los Angeles Kings
35
14
13
5
1894
99
0
3.14
0
0
1995-96
Los Angeles Kings
36
7
15
10
2076
113
0
3.27
0
4
1996-97
San Jose Sharks
48
16
24
5
2631
140
0
3.19
0
0
1997-98
San Jose Sharks
28
4
16
2
1360
62
1
2.74
0
2
TOTAL
15 NHL SEASONS
677
271
265
88
38066
2174
17
3.43
16
173