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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
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Jaroslav Halak felt the New York Islanders were a "perfect fit" for him.
Halak agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract on Thursday. "They have a good group of young guys who are only going to get better," Halak said. The Islanders are hoping that in Halak, they finally have a reliable starter. Halak had a 2.25 GAA and .921 save percentage in 52 games in 2013-14. The Islanders ranked 28th in the league with 3.18 goals allowed per game. May 23 - 11:01 AM

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Jaroslav Halak has inked a four-year, $18 million deal with the New York Islanders.

He posted a 29-13-7 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average in 52 games with St. Louis and Washington this past season. Halak was also briefly a member of the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14, but he didn't play any games with them. He was acquired from Washington for a fourth-round pick and is poised to be the Islanders' starting goaltender next season.
May 22 - 3:16 PM

Jaroslav Halak is open to signing a long-term deal with the New York Islanders.

"Absolutely," Halak's agent, Allan Walsh said. "The Islanders are uniquely situated -- they have some very good young players on their roster and some more good young players coming up. They took a step back this season, but I think it's temporary. Why wouldn't we be interested in talking?" The Islanders sent a fourth-round pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the negotiating rights to Halak, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
May 2 - 10:26 AM

The New York Islanders have acquired Jaroslav Halak from Washington in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

The pick was originally obtained in a trade with Chicago on February 6 for forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin. Halak posted a 29-13-7 record in 52 games with St. Louis and Washington this past season. He was also a member of the Buffalo Sabres, but he didn't see action with them. He finished the year with a .921 save percentage, a 2.25 goals-against average and five shutouts. Halak is slated for unrestricted free agency in the summer, so he needs a new contract.
May 1 - 2:19 PM

Jaroslav Halak held a hungry Blackhawks team at bay on Friday night, stopping all 34 shots sent his way to claim a 4-0 victory.

Halak's fifth shutout of the season was also his first in a Caps uniform, improving his record to 5-4-3 in Washington. The 28 year old Slovakian snapped a five game losing streak and builds on a solid season where he's gone 29-13-7 with a .921 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average.
Apr 11 - 10:06 PM

Jaroslav Halak told the Capitals' coaches that he didn't feel comfortable playing against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

That's a startling development as this was Halak's opportunity to show the Blues that they were wrong to ship him away in order to get goaltender Ryan Miller. Halak didn't seem particularly happy about the trade either. Putting all that aside though, the Capitals are his team now and while their chances of making the playoffs are close to nonexistent, they would at least like to go down swinging. It could be argued that Halak is flying in the face of that, although an alternative way of looking at it was that he was doing the responsible and perhaps even selfless thing by being upfront about his concerns. Either way, the Capitals will start Braden Holtby instead.
Apr 8 - 1:46 PM

Jaroslav Halak will likely be in the net Tuesday when the Capitals take on his former teammates from St. Louis.

We are sure that Halak will be between the pipes despite Adam Oates stating that it was possible for the netminder to be in as Halak has a point to prove from the team that traded him away just over a month ago. "I played there four years, I know these guys," he said. "We'll see. Obviously, I'm looking forward to going back there." Halak is 4-4-3 in Washington with a 2.53 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 11:44 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 of 31 on Friday night, but his Capitals could only manage one goal in their loss to New Jersey on Friday.

Halak is now winless in his past five, although he has not received a whole lot of offensive support. His 4-3-3 record as a Capital is boosted by his .921 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average since the trade from St. Louis. The trade to a weaker team has certainly had an affect on his record and goals against average.
Apr 4 - 9:51 PM

Jaroslav Halak is expected to play between the pipes on Friday.

Washington will face New Jersey in a battle between two teams that have a slim chance of making the playoffs, provided they go undefeated for what's left of the season. Halak has a 2.30 GAA and .918 save percentage in 50 games this season.
Apr 4 - 12:59 PM

Jaroslav Halak was yanked after allowing three goals on 20 shots during a miserable night for the Capitals, a 5-0 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

Halak is winless in his past four games, allowing a total of 13 goals in that span. He falls to 4-2-4 as a member of the Capitals and 28-11-7 in total this season. Braden Holtby allowed the final two goals in relief.
Apr 1 - 9:54 PM

Jaroslav Halak is projected to start on Tuesday.

Halak was the first goaltender off of the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who will play. He has a 2.26 GAA and .919 save percentage in 49 games in 2013-14.
Apr 1 - 10:43 AM

Jaroslav Halak steered aside 26 shots in regulation and overtime but the Washington Capitals dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout in Nashville Sunday night.

Halak's GAA is 2.26 and his save percentage is .919. The loss hurt Washington (34-28-13) in terms of the Eastern Conference's wild-card race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Capitals, who have seven games left, are one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second-wild card spot; Columbus has a game in hand. Washington has now lost three straight (0-1-2).
Mar 30 - 11:09 PM

Jaroslav Halak is expected to get the start for Washington on Sunday.

Halak has played only once in the last three games. He has a 20-11-3 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .911 save percent. Use him if you normally would on Sunday as the Caps take on the Predators in Nashville.
Mar 30 - 8:48 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 36 shots and was 0/2 in the shootout, allowing the Los Angeles Kings to beat the Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday.

Halak has followed a three game winning streak with two straight overtime losses. The new Caps goalie is 4-2-2 since arriving in Washington. His season stat line reads a 28-11-6 record with a .920 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average.
Mar 25 - 11:23 PM

Look for Jaroslav Halak to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

The Washington Capitals have been leaning heavily on Halak since they acquired him from Buffalo. He has rewarded the Capitals with a 2.13 GAA and .935 save percentage in seven games.
Mar 25 - 11:19 AM

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5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
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4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
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D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Brian Strait
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G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson