BOSTON – (Staff Report from Official News Release) – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney said the team has signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension with an NHL cap hit of $2.25 million.
Halak, 34, played in 31 games with Boston in 2019-20, compiling a 18-6-6 record with three shutouts, a 2.39 goals against average (T-12th, NHL) and .919 save percentage (6th, NHL). In his first season with the club in 2018-19, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound netminder made 40 appearances, posting a 22-11-4 record with five shutouts, a 2.34 goals against average (6th, NHL) and .921 save percentage (T-7th, NHL).
Prior to signing with the Bruins as a free agent in the summer of 2018, Halak spent four seasons with the New York Islanders and was selected to the 2014-15 All-Star Game in his first season with the club, finishing the year with a 38-17-4 record with a 2.43 goals against average, .914 save percentage and six shutouts.
Halak enjoyed a career season in 2011-12 with the St. Louis Blues, earning the William M. Jennings Trophy after posting a 26-12-7 record with an NHL-best 1.97 goals against average, .925 save percentage and six shutouts.
Over his 14-year NHL career with Boston, New York, Washington, St. Louis and Montreal, Halak has appeared in 520 regular season games, compiling a 272-167-58 record with a 2.48 goals against average, .916 save percentage and 50 shutouts.
The Bratislava, Slovakia native was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round (271st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.