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Getting to know: Keith Aulie

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning


6-foot-6, 220-pound defenseman played 17 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, with whom he collected two assists and 16 penalty minutes.

All 57 of his NHL games have come with the Maple Leafs over the past two seasons. He has two career NHL goals: March 8, 2011 at the New York Islanders and March 19, 2011 vs. the Boston Bruins.

The native of Regina, Saskatchewan also skated in 23 games this season with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, who whom he’s played 64 games over the past three seasons.

Posted two goals, four assists and a +1 rating in 2009-10, during a 43-game stint with the AHL’s Abbostford Heat.

Won a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships, often playing on a defensive pair with Tyler Myers which was nicknamed “The Twin Towers.”

Suited up for four seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, for whom he served as team captain in 2008-09.

Won the 2006-07 Doc Seamans Award as the WHL’s top scholastic player, while playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Once rescued his father, who had fallen through a sheet of ice. Was awarded the Canadian Red Cross’ Rescuer Award.
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