Alyn McCauley (born May 29, 1977 in Brockville, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. He is a center for the San Jose Sharks. Also, he has served as an alternate captain for the most part of his tenure in San Jose.
McCauley was acquired by San Jose with Brad Boyes and a 1st round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Owen Nolan on March 5, 2003. Originally a New Jersey draft pick (79th overall), rights to McCauley were traded along with Jason Smith and Steve Sullivan to Toronto for Doug Gilmour, Dave Elliot and a 3rd round draft pick. In Toronto, McCauley received little playing time, as head coach Pat Quinn preferred to play veterans over youngsters.
Finally receiving more playing time from San Jose, McCauley had a career year in 2003-2004 season. A second-line forward who can who play all three forward positions, McCauley is known for his two-way play and his penalty-killing abilities, which earned him a Selke Trophy nomination in 2003-2004.
While the NHL was locked out in 2004-2005, he studied at Athabasca University. He has stressed the importance of education, and he wishes to get a degree himself so he can have a job after his NHL career.
McCauley and his wife Nicole have two children, May and Renn.