Kelly Hrudey was a successful NHL goaltender who played for the New York Islanders in 1987 when they defeated the Washington Capitals in the longest game in club history, a four-overtime Game 7 thriller known as the “Easter Epic”. Hrudey made an astounding 73 saves in a 3–2 Islander victory that ended just before 2 am on Easter morning. Hrudey’s 73 saves in a single game stood as a modern NHL record until Joonas Korpisalo’s 85-save performance for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Tampa Bay Lightning 33 years later.

In 1989, Hrudey was traded to the Los Angeles Kings where he played for eight seasons. His most notable achievement was playing in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals where sadly, The Kings lost to the Montreal Canadiens. In 1996, Kelley signed with the San Jose Sharks where he played his last two seasons there before retiring in 1998.

Kelly is now a regular fixture on Hockey Night in Canada. Kelley was featured in the “Behind the Mask” segment with hosts Scott Russell and later Scott Oake during the first intermission of the second game of Saturday night doubleheaders. In 2007, Hrudey helped debut Hockey Night in Canada Radio. The show originating from Toronto with host Jeff Marek is a three-hour program dedicated to hockey. The show is broadcast on Sirius XM Channel 122 and 97. Hrudey co-hosts Monday and Wednesday from his home studio in Calgary. For the 2008–09 season, he began working alongside host Ron MacLean and Elliotte Friedman on HNIC’s lead studio team. Kelly is also a Calgary Flames commentator.

Kelly is an enthusiastic community supporter and a strong advocate for mental health awareness.