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Canucks Sign Goaltender Jaroslav Halak

... to a one-year deal.

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract that includes $1.5 million in salary and $1.5 million in performance bonus eligibility.

Video: Canucks Sign Jaroslav Halak - Highlights

Halak, 36, appeared in 19 games for the Bruins last season including 17 starts, posting a 9-6-4 record to go along with a 2.53 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.

The 5'11", 185-pound netminder is a two-time winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy (2012, 2020). He has played 539 career games over 15 NHL seasons split between Montreal, St. Louis, Washington, N.Y. Islanders, and Boston, registering a 281-173-62 record and a career 2.48 goals-against average. Since making his NHL debut in 2006.07, Halak ranks tied for fifth among all goaltenders with 52 shutouts.

Halak has also made 39 NHL postseason appearances, posting a 17-20 record alongside a 2.48 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. His playoff highlights include backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to 2010 Eastern Conference Final and helping the Bruins reach game seven of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.

A native of Bratislava, Slovakia, Halak has represented Slovakia numerous times, bookmarked by a silver medal at the 2003 IIHF World Under-18 Championships and a fourth-place finish at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Halak was originally selected by Montreal in the ninth round, 271st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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