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Jaroslav Halák

Born:May 13, 1985Draft:2003 Canadiens, 271st Overall
Hometown:Bratislava, SlovakiaPosition:Goalie
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:SlovakiaCurrent Team:New York Rangers

Jaroslav Halák (born 13 May 1985) is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Halák was selected with the 271st overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth and final round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Halák first played for the Canadiens during the 2006–07 season, and remained with the team until being traded to the St. Louis Blues after the 2009–10 season. He played for the Blues until the 2013–14 season when he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres. Before playing a game with the Sabres, he was traded to the Washington Capitals, for whom he only played 12 games before his rights were once again traded, this time to the New York Islanders. He signed a four-year contract with the Islanders in May 2014, and signed with the Bruins after that contract expired. Then in 2021, he signed with the Canucks for two years.

Jaroslav Halak, Vancouver Canucks
Jaroslav Halak, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Jaroslav Halák Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 17, 2010Lars Eller
Ian Schultz
Feb. 28, 20141st-Round Pick
(Jack Roslovic)
3rd-Round Pick
(Linus Nassen)
William Carrier
Chris Stewart
Ryan Miller
Steve Ott
March 5, 20143rd-Round Pick
(Robin Kovacs)
Washington Capitals 2007-Present Secondary LogoRostislav Klesla
Michal Neuvirth
May 1, 2014Washington Capitals 2007-Present Secondary Logo4th-Round Pick
(Igor Shesterkin)

Deeper Dive


  • 2002-03 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  • 2002-03 U18 WJC Best Goaltender
  • 2002-03 U18 WJC Silver Medal
  • 2005-06 ECHL Best SVS% (.932)
  • 2006-07 AHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2006-07 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2006-07 AHL Best GAA (2.00)
  • 2006-07 AHL Goaltender of the Month (November)
  • 2006-07 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (April)
  • 2007-08 AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 6)
  • 2009-10 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (March)
  • 2011-12 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (January)
  • 2011-12 NHL Lowest GA (Jennings Trophy)
  • 2013-14 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (October)
  • 2014-15 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (November)
  • 2014-15 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2016-17 World Cup Runner Up
  • 2019-20 NHL Lowest GA (Jennings Trophy)
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