Defenseman, Ice hockey player
Who is Keith Aulie?
Keith Aulie is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. Aulie was drafted by the Calgary Flames 116th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Aulie played junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, and was honoured as the league's Top Scholastic Player in 2007. Internationally, Aulie played in the 2009 World Junior Championships, where he paired with Tyler Myers on defence and helped Canada capture a gold medal. He was traded to the Maple Leafs when they acquired Dion Phaneuf from the Flames during the 2009–10 NHL season. Professionally, Aulie has played for the Abbotsford Heat and Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs in November 2010. Off the ice, Aulie was honoured by the Canadian Red Cross for saving his father after he fell through ice on the family farm.