In July of 1998, goaltender Kelly Hrudey retired from the NHL and traded in his skates for a microphone joining the cast of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada as a full-time analyst.
Hrudey came to broadcasting after a fifteen-year career as a goaltender for the New York Islanders, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks. He compiled a record of 271-265-88 with a goals against average of 3.43, with 16 shutouts. By providing hockey fans with some of the most insightful, well-researched and accurate commentary available, he was able to parlay his experience and knowledge of the game of hockey with a career in front of the camera.
In addition to his role as an analyst, he has donned a number of other hats at Hockey Night in Canada. During the 1999 NHL playoffs, Hrudey's segment "Behind the Mask" became a regular feature on Hockey Night in Canada. During the 2000-01 NHL season, Hrudey co-hosted a feature - "After Hours." The show presents a strong interactive component, responses to viewer e-mails and the results of a daily viewer's poll conducted on the internet.
A thoughtful and charming on-air persona, he is equally talented on stage in front of a live audience.