In the world of professional hockey, what plays out behind closed doors is just as important as what plays out on the ice itself. Former professional goaltender, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster and NHL on Sportsnet analyst Kelly Hrudey takes audiences behind the scenes of Canada’s national game, sharing stories he lived from both the locker room and the rink during his 15 year career with the NHL. Entertaining and insightful, Hrudey’s tales of the famous and the infamous in hockey history are not to be missed.
Hrudey joined the NHL on Sportsnet team in August 2014, bringing more than 20 years of broadcast experience to his role. He is a studio analyst for NHL on Sportsnet national broadcasts, including Hockey Night in Canada, and is also a game analyst for Sportsnet’s Calgary Flames regional broadcasts.
Hrudey joined CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada full-time in 1998-99, following four years of contributing to the show on a part-time basis during his final four seasons in the NHL. In addition to his work as a studio analyst, Hrudey served as a co-host for the post-game show, After Hours, and also worked as a game analyst for western game broadcasts.
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, Torino 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.