Halak, 27, went 26-12-7 last season, with a 1.97 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and six shutouts. He and teammate Brian Elliott shared the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goalies who allowed the fewest goals in the League.
A 2003 ninth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, Halak is 109-67-21 in 204 regular-season games with the Canadiens and Blues, with a 2.43 GAA and .918 save percentage. In 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games, he's 10-11 with a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage.
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82