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Jaroslav Halak

Jaroslav Halak  #41

NUMBER: 41 BIRTHDATE: May 13, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Bratislava, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 186 DRAFTED: MTL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 9th   (271st overall)
William M. Jennings Trophy 2011-2012
Stopped all 34 shots he faced to earn fifth shutout of the season vs. CHI (4/11) ... Stopped 29 of 31 shots at NJ (4/4) ... Served as backup in six games (3/6, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5-4/10) ... Recorded 27 saves at LA (3/20) ... Stopped a season-high 43 shots in win at ANA (3/18) ... Stopped 27 shots in win vs. TOR (3/16) ... Stopped 38 shots in win vs. VAN (3/14) ... Stopped 32 of 34 shots at PIT (3/12) ... Stopped 17 of 20 shots vs. PIT (3/10) ... Stopped 31 of 33 shots to earn win in Capitals debut vs. PHX (3/8) ... Acquired from Buffalo with a third-round choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla (3/5) ... Posted a 24-9-4 record with a 2.23 goals against average and a .917 save percentage in 40 games with the St. Louis Blues this season

AHL All-Rookie Team (2007) William M. Jennings Trophy (2012) (shared with Brian Elliott) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz, June 17, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Weiswasser (German-2), November 21, 2012. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis with Chris Stewart, William Carrier, a 1st round choice in 2015 Entry Draft and future considerations for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott, February 28, 2014. Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 3rd round choice in 2015 Entry Draft for Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla, March 5, 2014. Traded to NY Islanders by Washington for Chicago's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to NY Rangers NY Rangers selected Igor Shesterkin) in 2014 Entry Draft, May 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's such a privilege to be one of these 80 great players to do this milestone, and it doesn't get better than this doing it where I started. It means a lot to me. A big thanks goes to all the players tonight who helped me to achieve that and also all the players through my career.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa after scoring his 1,000th career point on Thursday night in Ottawa
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series