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Jaroslav Halak

32-Year-Old Goalie – New York Islanders

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2.66

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.913

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Halak has been a league-average (sometimes above-average) goalie for most of his career, but he declined so harshly in the opening months of 2016-17 -- a 3.23 GAA and .904 save mark over 21 games -- that the Islanders actually waived him at the end of December and assigned h...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 183   DOB: 5/13/1985   BORN: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 9th Rd, #271 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jaroslav Halak Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Islanders in May 2014.

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Halak saved 38 of 41 shots and two of three shootout attempts during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

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Jaroslav Halak NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2006-07 21 16 10 6 0 2 2.89 44 469 425 .906
2007-08 22 6 2 1 1 1 2.11 10 151 141 .934
2008-09 23 35 18 14 1 1 2.86 92 1077 985 .915
2009-10 24 45 26 13 5 5 2.40 105 1386 1281 .924
2010-11 25 NHL STL 57 27 21 7 7 2.48 136 1518 1382 .910
2011-12 26 NHL STL 46 26 12 7 6 1.97 90 1211 1121 .926
2012-13 27 NHL STL 16 6 5 1 3 2.14 29 286 257 .899
2013-14 28 NHL STL 40 24 9 4 4 2.23 83 1002 919 .917
2013-14 28 NHL WAS 12 5 4 3 1 2.31 27 383 356 .930
2014-15 29 NHL NYI 59 38 17 4 6 2.43 144 1673 1529 .914
2015-16 30 NHL NYI 36 18 13 4 3 2.30 80 984 904 .919
2016-17 31 NHL NYI 28 12 9 5 2 2.80 75 885 810 .915
2017-18 32 NHL NYI 5 2 2 0 0 2.66 12 138 126 .913
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  1. Jaroslav Halak
  2. Thomas Greiss
New York Islanders

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

54:12

Average Time On Ice

On average, Jaroslav Halak was on the ice for 54:12.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 58:05
2016-17 57:20
2017-18 54:12

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Jaroslav Halak
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct 21 SAN Did Not Play
Oct 19 @NYR 1 0 0 2.77 3 41 38 .927
Oct 15 @LOS 0 1 0 3.05 3 27 24 .889
Oct 14 @SAN Did Not Play
Oct 11 @ANA 0 1 0 3.10 3 30 27 .900
Oct 9 STL Did Not Play
Oct 7 BUF 1 0 0 3.00 3 29 26 .897
Oct 6 @CLM 0 0 0 0.00 0 11 11 1.000

Jaroslav Halak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Halak will defend the cage against the Rangers on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Halak stopped 24 of 27 shots in Sunday's loss to the Kings.

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Halak will defend the cage for Sunday's clash with the Kings in Los Angeles.

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Halak made 27 saves on 30 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday.

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Halak will start Wednesday's tilt against Anaheim, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

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Halak made 26 saves in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

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Halak will be the starter for Saturday's home game against the Sabres.

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Halak will start Friday in Buffalo.

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Islanders coach Doug Weight doesn't plan to name either Halak or Thomas Greiss the team's starting goaltender, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Halak will start in goal for Monday's preseason contest with the Rangers.

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Halak was not among the players the Islanders elected to protect in the expansion draft, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Halak made 37 saves in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

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2016-17

Fresh off a season that saw him set a franchise record with 38 wins, Halak appeared to have his name set in stone as the starting goaltender of the Islanders for the foreseeable future. Injuries, however, create opportunity for others to step up, and when career backup Thomas Greiss got an opportunity to step in when Halak suffered a groin injury in March, he took full advantage. The injury ultimately sidelined the Czech netminder for the remainder of the season as well as the playoffs, where Greiss played very well (2.46 GAA, .923 save percentage) for the better part of two rounds. With injuries being an all too familiar reality in Halak’s career – as well as the emergence of Greiss at the tail end of last season – one has to wonder what the future holds for Halak in Brooklyn. The good news for Halak is that, despite being 31 years old, there isn’t a huge age difference between he and Greiss – who is 30 – so it’s not like Halak has a young, highly touted rookie breathing down his neck. Still, given his performance in the postseason, Greiss more than earned a shot at the starting gig, so it’ll be interesting to see who head coach Jack Capuano elects to roll out once the puck drops this season.

2015-16

Halak vacillated between an above-average goaltender and an extremely pedestrian one over the course of the 2014-15 season, seeming to tire toward the end of the season before coming back with a strong playoff series against the Capitals. Starting a career-high 59 games, Halak went 38-17-4, setting a franchise record for wins in a season despite renowned goaltenders like Billy Smith and Chico Resch coming before him. He posted a 2.43 GAA and a .914 save percentage, neither of which are cripplingly bad, but Halak’s win-loss record was greatly aided by playing behind a high-scoring team. With last season’s ratios being just a shade below his career averages, fantasy owners can probably expect more of the same from Halak, though an effort will likely be made to slightly reduce his workload.

2014-15

The Islanders acquired Halak's rights from the Capitals in May and signed him to a four-year deal soon after, providing the team with an immediate upgrade in the net. Halak caught quite a bit of grief during his four seasons in St. Louis, as he could never get the team over the hump despite his respectable underlying numbers. With the Islanders, Halak will have to contend with moving from one of the NHL’s best to defensive units to one of its worst, which should reveal once and for all the goalie’s true talent level. Because Halak figures to see more rubber from better angles than he ever did in St. Louis, expect him to notice at least a slight downgrade in his ratios, though he could still end up surpassing his projections.

2013-14

Halak entered last season as the No. 1 goalie in St. Louis after sharing the Jennings trophy with Brian Elliott the previous season. But that is where the excitement stopped for Halak, whose struggled out of the gate and then had his season cut short by a groin injury suffered in early April. He didn't play another game after that and posted a pedestrian 6-5-1 record to go along with a 2.14 GAA and .899 save percentage on the year. Expect Halak to be the de-facto number one to start the season due to his contract. However, the leash will be short and with the Blues' glut of goaltending talent, Halak could lose his spot as top dog or he could be traded for needed depth on the blue line. Weigh the risks come draft day.

2012-13

Halak overcame early-season struggles when he nearly lost the full-time starting job to Brian Elliott. However, from November forward, Halak was equal to if not better than Elliott, who ended up leading the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage. The two maintained a 1A and 1B status on the Blues' goalie depth chart, though Halak got more starts and was the Blues' goalie to open the playoffs before injuring his ankle in the first round against the Sharks. All the reports out of Slovakia about Halak's rehab are good and he's expected to resume the top spot for the upcoming season. Barring a start similar to last season, the distribution of starting assignments should skew slightly toward Halak's favor in 2012-13.

2011-12

The question we had about Halak entering last season was whether his phenomenal goaltending in the previous season’s playoff run with the Canadiens would hold up when he became a de facto No. 1 netminder. The answer is inconclusive at this point. He began the season as one of the league’s best goalies, but finished middle of the pack. Still, there were some remarkable nights and Halak finished with seven shutouts while backstopping a team that gave him little offensive support. The defense in front of him was top notch, holding opponents to just 27.7 shots per game (2nd in NHL). There’s a lot to like about Halak and the situation he’s in with St. Louis, but we’d like to see more week-to-week consistency in 2011-12.

2010-11

The Blues were preparing to re-sign Chris Mason as their No. 1 goalie when they were informed -- much to their surprise -- that Montreal was making Halak available. After putting off Mason's agent for a few days, the team announced the deal to bring Halak to St. Louis, and eventually committed four years to its new No. 1 net-minder. Halak's impressive run in the 2009-10 playoffs was among the top post-season stories, but was his level of play in the playoffs what we can expect night-in and night-out, starting 60-65 games a year. The Blues are gambling he can repeat that caliber of play we saw in the postseason. He'll have a solid, but young, group of defenders in front of him and the offense won't win him many games when he's not at his best.

2009-10

Whether he is named the starter or not, Halak will certainly see a fare share of playing time between the pipes in 2009-10. He is coming off a career-best 34 games played that included a GAA of 2.86 and an 18-14-1 record. The fourth-year netminder showed flashes of brilliance last season, especially during a stretch in February where he went 5-1 with a 2.80 GAA while stopping 94% of the shots he faced. He was promptly rewarded with Player of the Month honors for his efforts in February. Whenever he played it seemed like he got pelted with shots, and he was always able to hang tough and make some beautiful saves. In fact, Halak saw more shots than any goalie with fewer than 41 starts last season with 31.68 per game. He finished sixth in the NHL with 28.97 saves per game. If the defense can improve this season, Halak should put up better numbers in 2009-10.

2008-09

Halak is a great young talent, but Carey Price is expected to start at least 50 games in the upcoming season, putting a major cut in Halak's value. Pending any training camp injury to Price, Halak should not be in your draft day plans. However, be ready to pick him up should Price hit a slump or the Habs decide to trade Halak after the Christmas no-trade zone for a high-end rental to bolster their Stanley Cup run.

2007-08

Halak started last year fourth on the organizational depth chart but passed Yann Danis and became the top goalie for their farm team in Hamilton, Ontario. Once David Aebischer was hurt, Halak was called up to Montreal and never left. Halak faces competition from former first-round pick (5th overall) Carey Price for the backup job in Montreal this year but his play late last season gives him a slight edge over Price entering training camp.