The Dallas Stars announced Wednesday afternoon they had acquired goaltender Alex Auld in a trade with the Ottawa Senators in exchange for San Jose's 6th round pick (previously aquired) in the 2010 NHL draft thus taking care of the Stars need for a backup goaltender.
Moments later the Stars also announced that they had come to an agreement with defenseman Mark Fistric on a three year, three million dollar deal.
Busy day for your Dallas Stars! Stay tuned for more info on these moves and analysis on Defending Big D.
[Note by Brandon Worley, 07/08/09 5:00 PM EDT ] Dallas Stars press release after the jump and Auld's career stats after the jump.
FRISCO, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Alex Auld from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for San Jose’s sixth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (previously acquired).
“Alex is a proven NHL veteran with a track record of success in this league,” said Nieuwendyk. “He has size and ability, and we expect him to be an excellent goaltender for us.”
Auld, 28, appeared in 43 games with Ottawa during the 2008-09 season, posting a 16-18-1 record with a .911 save percentage, a 2.48 goals-against-average and one shutout.
The 6-4, 223-pound netminder has played in 183 career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. He has a 74-75-25 career mark, with six shutouts, a .905 save percentage and a 2.76 goals-against-average. Auld appeared in four Stanley Cup Playoff games with Vancouver in 2003 and 2004.
Originally selected by Florida in the second round (No. 40 overall) in the 1999 Entry Draft, Auld set career-bests in save percentage (.919), GAA (2.32) and shutouts (2) while appearing in 23 games as a backup for Boston during the 2007-08 season. His career-highs in games played (67) and wins (33) came in 2005-06 with Vancouver, when he won the Cyclone Trophy as the club’s MVP and the Molson Cup (Canucks’ leader in three-star selections).
The native of Cold Lake, Alta., tended goal for Team Canada at the 2006 World Championships and won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Junior Championships.